Wade Gilbert

Wade Gilbert, Ph.D.

Professor, Coaching Minor and Sport Psychology Coordinator

Author, Coaching Better Every Season

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Lead author, USOC Quality Coaching Framework

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:

2018 Badminton World Federation Global Coaching Conference Opening Keynote

2018 Cricket Australia Coaching Better with Wade Gilbert - Preseason

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: 

Gaincast Episode 121: Coaching Better. Gaincast with Vern Gambetta (June 2018)

Episode 42: Wade Gilbert - Small Towns, Environmental Engineering, and Developing Better Coaches. The Athlete Development Show (December 2017)

Episode 33: Best Selling Authors Wade Gilbert and Jerry Lynch Discuss What Quality Coaching Really Looks Like. Way of Champions Podcast (October 2017)

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)

Recent Publications:

Allain, J., Bloom, G. A., & Gilbert, W. (in press). Successful high performance ice hockey coaches’ intermission routines and situational factors that guide implementation. The Sport Psychologist.

Ferrar, P., Hosea, L., Henson, M., Dubina, N., Kreuger, G., Staff, J., & Gilbert, W. (2018). Building high performing coach-athlete relationships: The USOC’s National Team Coach Leadership Education Program (NTCLEP). International Sport Coaching Journal, 5, 60-70.

Ferrari, G., Bloom, G. A., Gilbert, W. D., & Caron, J. G. (2017). Experiences of competitive masters swimmers: Desired coaching characteristics and perceived benefits. International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 15(4), 409-422. DOI: 10.1080/1612197X.2015.1114504

Bertram, R., Culver, D., & Gilbert, W. (2017). A university sport coach community of practice: Using a value creation framework to explore learning and social interactions. International Journal of Sports Science & CoachingDOI: 10.1177/1747954117710503

Pennell, K., Cassidy, T., & Gilbert, W. (2017). The ‘small town’ effect on youth athletic development: Insights from New Zealand ‘Touch’. Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 9(3), 339-353. DOI: 10.1080/2159676X.2017.1303789

Trudel, P., Rodrigue, F., & Gilbert, W. (2016). The journey from competent to innovator: Using appreciative inquiry to enhance high performance coaching. AI Practitioner: International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, 18(2), 39-45.

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)