Dr. Colleen Hacker
Peak Performance Coach for 4 Olympics, Coach of US Women's Nat'l Soccer Team & Speaker to Corporate Athletes
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insights into topics such as the psychology of peak performance, team building, leadership, as well as men and women working effectively in the workplace strike a chord around the world.
results-driven principles and perspectives that Dr. Hacker shares are grounded in the latest research, delivered in a user-friendly way, and beneficial to people in the REAL world...whether professional athletes, corporate athletes or Olympians.
An Assistant Dean and Professor of Physical Education at Pacific Lutheran University, Dr. Colleen Hacker is currently the Sport Psychology Consultant for the United States Women's National Soccer Team, a member of the NSCAA National Soccer Coaching Staff, and a member of the USOC Performance Enhancement Team.
insights into the psychology of peak performance and performance enhancement techniques (in sport, business and life) make her
a much in-demand speaker to corporations, business groups and civic organizations both nationally and internationally.
During Dr. Hacker's
tenure with the US Women's National Soccer Team, they won a Gold Medal at the 1996 Olympic Games, the 1998 Goodwill Games and the 1999 World Cup.
Recently named Assistant Coach of the team, Dr. Hacker
helped lead the National Team to a Silver Medal at the 2000 Olympic Games.
She has also served as the Sport Psychology Consultant for the Under 16, Under 19 and the Under 21 United States Youth National Soccer Teams.
She has served as coach for four Olympics, and will also coach Olympic staff for 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.
In addition to her work with U.S. Soccer, Dr. Hacker works with professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports.
Dr. Hacker received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Lock Haven University (PA) in 1978, earned her master's degree in Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Arizona in 1979 and received her Ph.D. in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon in 1992.
has conducted extensive, applied research in the field of sport psychology with particular emphasis on peak performance, cohesion and performance success and moral development in sport.
Articles about Dr. Hacker's
work have appeared in Newsweek
, USA Today
, Sports Illustrated
for Women, The APA Monitor, The New York Times and The Washington Post
, among others.
has been featured on national television outlets including CNN
, Discovery Channel
Under Coach Hacker, PLU's women's soccer team played for the NAIA national championship five consecutive years.
club won NAIA titles in 1988, 1989 and 1991, and was runner-up in 1990 and 1992.
15 seasons (1981-95), Hacker
to an enviable 232-59-18 (.780 percentage) record.
The win total ranks her
first among all coaches in NAIA women's soccer history.
The Lutes' championship record under Hacker
is impressive: 10 Northwest Conference titles and five straight NAIA District 1 and NAIA West Regional crowns (1988-92).
Dr. Hacker served as the president of the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches Association from 1989-1991, the first woman to hold that position, and was a member of the NAIA Women's Sport Development Committee.
She also served as Northwest Conference Women's Soccer Chair, ISAA Scholar-Athlete West Region Coordinator, advisor to the NSCAA Women's Soccer Sub-Committee and as a member of the NSCAA All-America Committee.
In 1994, she
coached the West All-Stars in the first-ever NAIA
Women's Senior Bowl soccer game.
Coach Hacker is a seven-time NAIA District 1 Soccer Coach of the Year, a five-time Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges Coach of the Year, a four-time NAIA/NSCAA West Regional Coach of the Year and three-time NAIA/NSCAA National Coach of the Year.
earned special honor in January of 1994 as the first woman recipient of the NSCAA/NISOA Merit Award.
The award recognizes coaches whose relationships with fellow coaches, soccer officials and players is reflective of the highest ethical ideals as set forth in the NSCAA/ISAA Code of Ethics.
In 1995, she
was the recipient of a special commendation from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America
for "a career of exceptional service to the sport of soccer.
is a member of the NSCAA
Women's Soccer Development committee and a member of the Soccer Ethics committee.
Dr. Hacker also serves as an expert panel member of the Center for Sport Parenting an educational component of the Institute for International Sport.
has been the recipient of numerous professional and civic awards during her
She was named Washington's Outstanding Young Woman in 1986, received a Lutheran Brotherhood Faculty Growth Award, numerous Regency Advancement Awards, and was named CASE Professor of the Year in the School of Physical Education.
has also been awarded the highest teaching honor presented at Pacific Lutheran University
when named the recipient of the Faculty Achievement Award, given to the outstanding faculty member at the University.
received the Lock Haven Alumni Achievement Award and was the ELCA Higher Education Grant recipient.
was presented with the Pathfinder Award for Washington State, given by the National Association of Girls and Women
in Sport, recognizing each state's leader in women's athletics.
As part of a DOE Grant, she
traveled to the famed Tahuichi Academy
in Santa Cruz, Bolivia to study this organizations' soccer and humanitarian contributions.
was awarded the Presidential Medal from Pacific Lutheran University
contributions to women's sports not only at the university but also to international sport.
Most recently she
has been awarded a Presidents' Citation from the American Psychological Association
contributions to the Psychological Skills Training Program for the United States Olympic and World Cup Soccer Teams.
Travels from: Tacoma, Washington
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