Department: Kinesiology

Areas of expertise:

  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Coaching Education

Dr. Lori Gano-Overway’s research interest is in exploring how the social-psychological climate and coaching practices can be structured to provide positive experiences for young people and foster positive youth development. Additionally, she explores how to create coach education and coach development programs to improve coach learning.

Gano-Overway is a co-author of the book, "A Coach's Guide to Maximizing the Youth Sport Experience: Work Hard, Be Kind," published by Routledge in 2019.

Gano-Overway earned her bachelor's degree at Hope College, her master's degree at Purdue University and her doctorate at Michigan State University.


Media contact: Eric Gorton,, 540-908-1760.

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