Dr. William F. Straub is an AAASP/USOC certified sport psychology consultant. He holds degrees in physical education, school administration, psychology and kinesiology. As a sport psychology consultant, Dr. Straub has worked extensively with athletes and coaches at the high school, college, Olympic and professional levels of competition. He has developed a digital approach to sport psychology. He was Michael Spino’s mentor for his earned Ph.D at Lille2 University in Lille, France. 

After 14 years of successfully coaching high school athletes, Dr. Straub earned a Ph.D. in kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then became an Associate in Physical Education and Recreation at the New York State Education Department as well as Associate Dean at the school of HPER, SUNY-Cortland. Several years later, Dr. Straub moved on to Ithaca College in upstate New York, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses in kinesiology, sport biomechanics, and sport psychology for 26 years. While teaching in Ithaca, Dr. Straub earned 35 graduate credits in experimental psychology and a Masters degree in clinical psychology.   As a sport psychologist, Dr. Straub has presented hundreds of workshops at high schools, colleges and universities in New York, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Georgia. He served as the sport  psychology consultant for the Ithaca High School swim teams. He was also sport psychologist for Cortland State varsity field hockey, swimming, and football teams. At Cornell University, he served the varsity basketball, football, tennis, and ice hockey teams. At Ithaca College, he was sport psychologist for varsity basketball, wrestling, soccer, and gymnastic teams. For many years, Dr. Straub also served as sport psychologist for the Finger Lakes Gymnastic Center and the D.C. Gymnastics, Inc. in Albany, NY.   At the Olympic level, he has been a consultant at development cams in track and file at Lake Placid, NY.

Dr. Straub is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, Research Consortium of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the American Psychological Society. He has published extensively in such scholarly journals as the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Ergonomics, The Sport Psychologist, and The Journal of Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Straub has also authored three books: The Lifetime Sports Oriented Physical Education Program (1975), Sport Psychology: An Analysis of Athlete Behavior (1978), and Cognitive Sport Psychology (1984).

Dr. Straub has been invited to give presentations throughout the world. He has presented at Helsinki, Copenhagen, Munich, Cairo, and London. He also conducted a speaking tour of six cities in the former Soviet Union. He currently serves as president of Sport Science International.

  • Date added:24 Dec,2015