Wade Gilbert

Wade Gilbert, Ph.D.

Professor, Coaching Minor and Sport Psychology Coordinator

Author, Coaching Better Every Season

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Editor-in-Chief, International Sport Coaching Journal

Co-editor, Routledge Handbook of Sports Coaching

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Abbreviated Biography (PDF)

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Educational Background:

Post-doc, University of California, Los Angeles (Talent Development, 2000)
Ph.D., University of Ottawa (Psychopedagogy, 1999)
M.A., University of Ottawa (Human Kinetics, 1995)
B.P.E, University of Ottawa (1993)

Featured Presentations:

2017 Gaelic Athletic Association Coaching Conference

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2015 New Zealand Connecting Coaches Conference

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2013 USOC Coaching Conference

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Featured Podcasts and Interviews: 

Episode 15: Coaching Better with Dr. Wade Gilbert on SmartercoachingLLC (February 2017)

Episode 158: Dr. Wade Gilbert on Whistle and a Clipboard (December 2016)

Episode 34: Coaching Better Every Season on The Rugby Coach's Corner (December 2016)

National Coaching Conference panel discussion on Pursuing Mastery in Coaching (June 2016)

Coaching Excellence with Dr. Wade Gilbert HMMR Media GAINCast (March 2016) 

Recent Publications:

Pennell, K., Cassidy, T., & Gilbert, W. (in press). The 'small town' effect on youth athletic development: Insights from New Zealand 'Touch'. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health.  

Bertram, R., Culver, D., & Gilbert, W. D. (2016). Creating value in a sport coach community of practice: A collaborative inquiry. International Sport Coaching Journal, 3(1), 2-16.

Ferrari, G., Bloom, G. A., Gilbert, W. D., & Caron, J. G. (2016). Experiences of competitive masters swimmers: Desired coaching characteristics and perceived benefits. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1114504

Siwik, M., Lambert, A., Saylor, D., Bertram, R., Cocchiarella, C., & Gilbert, W. (2015). Long term program development (LTPD): An interdisciplinary framework for developing athletes, coaches, and sport programs. International Sport Coaching Journal, 2(3), 305-316.

Gallimore, R., Gilbert, W., & Nater, S. (2014). Reflective practice and ongoing learning: A coach’s ten year journey. Reflective Practice15(2), 268-288.

Gilbert, W., Trudel, P., & Culver, D. (2014). Navigating the research process. In L. Nelson, P. Potrac, & R. Groom (Eds.), Research Methods in Sports Coaching (pp. 55-65). London: Routledge.

Vella, S., & Gilbert, W. (2014). Coaching young athletes to positive development: Implications for coach training. In R. Gomes, R. Resende, & A. Albuquerque (Eds.), Positive human functioning from a multidimensional perspective: Promoting high performance (vol. 3) (pp. 83-105). Hauppauge, NY: Nova.

Listing of key publications co-authored by Dr. Gilbert

Graduate Classes Taught:

KINES 264 - Psychology of Coaching & Talent Development

KINES 265 - Psychobiology of Sport and Exercise

Current Project(s):

Integrated talent development systems in high school sport settings

Coaching effectiveness in elite sport settings

Case studies of quality youth sport settings

Quote I live by:

“Everyone is a teacher to someone” (John Wooden)

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I’ll spend four sharpening my axe.” (Abraham Lincoln)

Contact Information:

Phone: (559) 278-5170
Office: South Gym 128

Complete curriculum vitae (PDF)