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Lori Gano-Overway is an assistant professor and coaching education minor program director at James Madison University. She completed her graduate degrees at Purdue University (MS) and Michigan State University (PhD). Lori has been involved in coaching education for over 20 years and conducts research on how coaches can create positive environments for young people to foster holistic athlete development. As a certified mental performance consultant, she works with athletes on performance enhancement issues and collaborates with coaches on creating environments that foster positive experiences and performance enhancement outcomes for athletes. Lori is a board member for the United States Center for Coaching Excellence, a member of the Virginia High School League coaching education committee and a National Advisory Board member for the Positive Coaching Alliance.  

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