Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior (SPMB) doctoral students Earlynn Lauer and Teri Shigeno were recently featured in the Knoxville News Sentinel for helping the South Doyle High School football team with the mental aspect of the game. The team finished last season with a record of 0-10, and their record this year currently stands at 7-5.
Lauer and Shigeno, both in their third and final year of the SPMB program, have been meeting with the team three to four times a week this season. The UT students have helped the team overcome the memories of a poor season one year ago, and train the players to handle their emotions and focus on the moment. South Doyle Head Coach Clark Duncan, along with his players, are confident that the assistance offered by Lauer and Shigeno have led to the success the team has had on the field.
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