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|PsyD.||Sport and Performance Psychology||University of the Rockies||2013|
|MA||Education||University of Phoenix||2005|
|MA||Curriculum & Instruction||Colorado Christian University||2002|
|BA||Physical Education||Point Loma Nazarene University||1998|
Academic Member (2018). Canadian Sport Psychology Association.
Certified Mental Performance Consultant (2014), Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Secondary Ed. (2005). Standard Secondary Education Teaching Certificate, Arizona.
RAA (2005). Registered Athletic Administrator, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
SPP410 Psychology of Sport Injury
KIN552 Advanced Studies of Sport & Exercise Psychology
KIN550 Legal Issues in Kinesiology
KIN454 Behavior Aspects of Sports
KIN423 Organization & Administration of Physical Education
KIN332 Lifelong Motor Development
KIN253 Functional Movement Anatomy
SRF430 Event Management
SRF320 Ethics of Sports, Recreation & Fitness
SPP500's Sports and Performance Psychology Practicum I,II,III
Motivation and Behavorial Change within Sport and Performance Psychology, Arousal Regulation, Anxiety Reduction, Prayer as a Coping Mechanism
AASP Abstract Reviewer
CBFA Marketing Committee
COSMA Publication and Promotion Committee
School of Business Career Bootcamp (Belhaven University, MS)
Service Team (Pinelake Church, Brandon, MS)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Faculty Representative (Belhaven University, MS)
Student Care Faculty Committee (Belhaven University, MS)
Currently working on research detailing the power of prayer in athletics as a coping tool
Completed research on community engagement through high athletic department partnerships
Understanding how family system theory can impact productivity levels within athletics.
Longitudinal qualitative study of ethics in NCAA athletics.
Christian worldview impact on a student-athlete’s success.
Belhaven University (MS)
SAM200 Introduction to Sports Ministry
SAM300 Administration & Activities of Sports Ministry
SAM302 Sports Marketing
SAM306 Introduction to Sports Administration
SAM310 Facility Design & Maintenance
SAM380 Sports Finance
SAM419 Strategic Management in Sports Administration
SAM420 Sports Psychology & Sociology
SAM435 International Site Observation in Sports Admin. - London
SAM450 Internship in Sports Admin/Coaching
MSA642 Leadership & Sports Ethics
MSA643 Sports Finance and Budgeting
MSA646 Legal & Regulatory Environment for Sport
MSA668 Venue and Event Management
MSA670 Capstone Seminar in Sports Administration
MSL630 Leading Productive Teams
MSL640 Organizational Behavior
MBA640 Organizational Behavior
Pima Community College (AZ)
PSY105 Introduction to Psychology
Grand Canyon University (AZ)
KIN Adjunct Instructor
2009-2013: Physical Education/ Life Preperation Instructor, Alta Vist High School, Tucson, AZ
2004-2006: Athletic Director/Substitute Instructor, Bourgade Catholic High School, Phoenix, AZ
2009-2016: NCAA Volleyball Official, Jr.National Volleyball Official, Tucson, AZ / Jackson, MS
2002: Game Operations, NAIA National Volleyball Championship, San Diego, CA
2000-2002: Operations, Colorado Rockies, Denver, CO
1998: Volunteer Coordinator, NFL Super Bowl Pre-Game Show, San Diego, CA
1996: Manager, USA Men's & Women's Beach Volleyball Teams, Atlanta Olympics, Gold & Silver (Men)
1994-1995: Technical Assistant, USA Men's National Volleyball Team, San Diego, CA
Business Sport Psychology
Cognitive Enhancement & Performance Program (CEPP) curriculum development. Delivered to the Mississippi Department of Human Services (2018)
Sport Scholarships: The Tricks of the Trade on Getting Paid to Play (2001). ISBN 1-892693-04-6
Leadership: Helping Others to Succeed (2012). ISBN 978-1-60013-676-4
Publications / Articles
Garrett, Ed (2019). Get Psych'd: A roadmap towards motivation, understanding towards behavioral change. Volleyball Magazine, February 2019.
Garrett, Ed (2018). Get Psych'd: Dr.G says goal-setting is building block for greater focus. Volleyball Magazine, April 2018.
Garrett, Ed (2014). Gaining the Edge through Mental Training. Coach & Athletic Director Magazine. May/June 2014;
April 2019 - Trends in psychology: Sport Psychology as a career. Caffey College (CA) Psychology Club.
October 2018 - Making sport psychology prctical and profitable in the business arena. Association of Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Toronto, ON.
August 2018 - Building community through online engagement. OPS Faculty Workshop, California Baptist University.
March 2018 - Sport psychology: An unchartered career. Keynote address at The University of La Verne (CA) Sport Medicine Seminar.
February 2017, Commission on Sports Management Accreditation Annual Conference, Tampa, FL. Title: Understanding the Athletic Mindset: Engaging faculty who strive to engage their student-athletes.
October 2016, The Neumann University Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development Conference, Aston, PA. Title: Identifying female athletes’ impressions of parental involvement in sport.
September 2016, Mississippi College Athletic Department NCAA Life Skills, Clinton, MS. Title: Impacting your academic and athletic experience through goal setting.
February 2016 COSMA Annual Conference, Tampa, FL, Title: Expanding the class-International Sports Experiences
October 2015, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Virginia Beach, VA. Title: Key Dimensions of a Team: A Resource Designed to Help Athletic Management Leaders Develop Efficiency and Cohesion among Teams
November 2014, State of Mississippi Department of Public Services, Jackson, MS. Title: Leadership lessons through the Everest Simulation.
October 2014, Christian Business Faculty Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN. Title: From the Ball Field to the Boardroom: Using the Family System Theory to bring about greater leadership in management
October 2012, The Leona Group, LLC., Tucson, AZ. Title: Mentoring Students Through Relational Foundations
The Grove Community Church (CA)
Served as the lead for the Co-Ed Volleyball League Ministry (Grove Church, CA)
Sunday morning greeter
July 2019-Present, Martin Luther King High School ASB Leadership Training
January 2018-May 2020, Martin Luther King High School (CA) NJROTC Board President
November, 2017, Cajon High School, Psychology class guest lecturer
May 2017, Mississippi Department of Human Services- Leadership Training Seminar
October 2016, Mississippi College Athletic Department- NCAA Life Skills Lecture
September 2016, Northwest Rankin Middle School Fellowship of Christian Athletes Speaker
March 2016, Mississippi College Athletic Department- NCAA Life Skills Lecture
Married to my Bride, Mandy, for 22 years
4 children: Maddie (19), Eddie (18), Mackenzie (13), Bear (11)
Born and raised: Redlands (Southern California)
Being an engaged husband and daddy
Using my hands for wood-working
Watching college football and college baseball
2021 - Currently organizing the next student trip to London/Paris
2019 - Took a group of students to London for a Sports Management Tour
2015 - Took a group of students to London for a Sports Management Tour
2008 - FCA Sports Coaching missions trip to Egypt
1996 - Traveled to six different countries scouting beach volleyball competition for the United States Beach Volleyball Program prior to the Atlanta Olympics.
Focus of Athletics
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the LORD is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength (Deuteronomy 6:4-5). Athletics first grabbed our heart when we were young. It grew in our soul as we developed our abilities. And we found our strength in our knowledge of our sport and where we wanted to go. So, it is easy to see the correlation between athletics and what the Lord has called us to do. Within the Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Management discipline, it is my intentional focus that the Good News be not just what we say, not just what we do, but at its core who we are in Christ.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. We must remimber that we are always being watched, therefore we must represent Christ in every race we run.
1 Peter 5:5 God opposes the proud, gives grace to the humble. This verse is a great reminder of my service within sports and the challenges I face daily to remain humble. At all times, through wins and loses, my eyes are to be on the Provider and not the provision.