Success Coach for Student Athletes


Many colleges do not have specific academic support for student athletes. Student athletes have a more rigorous schedule and need academic support tailored to their college career. 

This program will provide:

Academic support: I recognize the importance of academic success and help student athletes balance their commitments to sports and academics. I will assist with time management, study skills, and provide resources to improve academic performance. I will also collaborate with teachers and professors to ensure the student athletes receive necessary accommodations or support. I will also collaborate with athletic coaches as I feel they play an integral role in the process. 

Goal setting and planning: I will help student athletes set realistic and achievable goals, both short-term and long-term. I will work with the athletes to develop action plans, breaking down big goals into smaller, manageable steps. I will provide guidance and accountability throughout the process, tracking progress and adjusting strategies as needed.

Mental and emotional support: Student athletes often face high-pressure situations, performance anxiety, and various emotional challenges. I will provide guidance on managing stress, building resilience, and maintaining a positive mindset. I will offer strategies for overcoming setbacks, dealing with competition, and developing mental toughness.

College and career guidance: If needed, I will assist with the college recruiting process by providing help to navigate the complexities of athletic scholarships, eligibility requirements, and college admissions. 

Life skills development: Recognizing that student athletes need a well-rounded skill set, I will helps them develop essential life skills beyond their sport. This includes effective communication, leadership, teamwork, time management, and problem-solving abilities. These skills not only benefit their athletic pursuits but also contribute to their personal and professional growth.

Mentorship: The success coach acts as a mentor and advocate for student athletes. I will provide a safe and supportive space for athletes to discuss their challenges, concerns, and aspirations. If needed, I will also connect student athletes with relevant resources. 


Dr. Jamie Linville, PhD

Success Coach for Student Athletes

I currently hold a bachelors in Psychology, a masters in Special Education, and a PhD in Sports Leadership. My research focused on academic support programs for collegiate athletes and efficacy levels. I have 10 years of experience in higher education including advising, teaching, and academic support. I also have 4 years of experience teaching at middle school and high school levels which provides experience working with students transitioning to college from high school I understand the processes for students as they enroll in classes and navigate the collegiate experience while balancing athletics. I have extensive knowledge of the NCAA academic polices and understand how to determine a collegiate athletes' academic eligibility each semester and will provide academic support to ensure academic success. 

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