Dr. Paul Finn is a licensed psychologist who has been in practice since 1986. In addition, he has over thirty years of experience as a professor and more than fifteen years as an NCAA Division II varsity coach of both men and women. He has attained United States Track and Field Levels I and II.
Dr. Finn is recipient of the national honor society in psychology, Psi Chi, National Faculty Advisor Award and Saint Anselm College’s AAUP award for excellence in faculty achievement. He is chair of psychology, director of the Sports Studies interdisciplinary minor, and teaches sport and exercise psychology along with research and clinical courses.
He regularly mentors students in their research as part of the IdEA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) program. This is in addition to student-sponsored research in exercise and sports.
Title by Paul E. Finn, PhD
The Human Dimension
This is a journey in coaching the athlete in their sport to improve the likelihood of a win in that sport—and in life. As coaches, we all want to win. So we work hard with strategy, tactics, reviews of competition, and the like. Successful coaches know that an additional component is foundational to success: the knowledge of, and development of, the athlete as a person. The author’s combined background in NCAA DII coaching, clinical psychology, teaching, and research uniquely positions him to understand the human dimension of coaching the young athlete. This is a journey in coaching the athlete in their sport to improve the likelihood of a win in that sport—and in life.