School of Communication
Communication Studies: Journalism
mental health, college athletics, NCAA, coaching
Nekrasov, Yohanan, "Changing the Game: A Review of Collegiate Coaching and Its Effects on Mental Health" (2021). Senior Honors Theses. 1100.
Mental health has become an increasingly important topic within the sports world over the past decade, with athletes raising awareness on both the professional and collegiate levels. The coach plays a key role in supporting the mental health of his or her athletes, but some coaching methods may run counter to that objective. Research was conducted through a literature review, examining the psychological trends within athletics and the ways coaches can adapt their methods. The accompanying print and audio feature stories will aim to help deliver this research to the public by educating coaches on this important issue, including interviews with coaches, athletes, and psychological experts to provide faces to the issue.