colby-sawyer faculty

Russell E. Medbery

Professor and Chair, Exercise and Sport Sciences
(603) 526-3870 | rmedbery@colby-sawyer.edu

Joined the faculty in 2001. Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Exercise and Sport Science; M.S. Purdue University, Kinesiology, Sport Psychology Specialization; B.S. Trinity College, Psychology. Certifications: Association of Applied Sport Psychology Certified Sport Psychology Consultant, Instructor Level-ASEP Coaching Principles, U.S.A. Soccer 'D' Level Coaching. Professional interests include Psychology of Sport and Exercise, Performance Enhancement, Coaching Education, and Emotional Development in Sport.

Areas of Expertise

  • Coaching Education
  • Developmental Issues in Sport
  • Mental Skills Training
  • Sport Psychology

Refereed Articles

  • Gould, D., Medbery, R., & Tuffey, S. (2001). “Fun and non fun factors affecting fun in age group swimming.” Journal of Swimming Research, 15,1-11.

  • Gould, D., Guinan, D., Greenleaf, C., Medbery, R., & Peterson, K. (1999). “Factors affecting Olympic performance: Perceptions of athletes and coaches from more and less successful teams.” Sport Psychologist, 13, 371-394.

  • Gould, D., Damarjian, N., & Medbery, R. (1999). “An examination of mental skills training in junior tennis.” Sport Psychologist, 13, 127-143.

  • Gould, D., Medbery, R., Damarjian, N., & Lauer, L. (1999). “A survey of mental skills training knowledge, opinions, and practices of junior tennis coaches.” Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 11, 28-50.

Books and Chapters

  • Gould, D., Medbery, R., & Collins, K. (2002). Section 2, Chapter 2 Coaching Philosophy - “Developing Winners in Football and Life.” In Gould (Ed). Coach's Playbook (3rd Ed.). National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. Morristown, NJ.

  • Gould, D., Medbery, R., & Collins, K. (2002). Section 6, Chapter 1 “Communicating Effectively.” In Gould (Ed). Coach's Playbook (3rd Ed.). National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. Morristown, NJ.

  • Gould, D., Medbery, R., & Collins, K. (2002). Section 6, Chapter 3 “Giving Effective Feedback.” In Gould (Ed). Coach's Playbook (3rd Ed.). National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc. Morristown, NJ.

  • Gould, D., & Medbery, R. (1999). “Psychological aspects of youth sport.” In: S. Anderson & G. Landry (Eds.) Care of the Pediatric Athlete. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

  • Medbery, R. (1999). Soccer Coaches Handbook. Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation.

Presentations

  • Medbery, R. & Radaeke, T. (2005). “Becoming an Effective Teacher: Beginning with the End in Mind.” Continuing education workshop at the 2005 Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) Conference. Vancouver, Canada.

  • Collins, K., & Medbery, R. (2004). NHADA Coaching Education Needs Assessment. One hour presentation at the 2004 New Hampshire Athletic Directors Association Conference. White Mountains, New Hampshire.

  • Kelly, B., Medbery, R., & Reel, J. (2003, October). “Teaching Sport and Exercise Psychology to the Next Generation: The 21st Century Challenge.” One hour symposium at the 2003 Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Gould, D., Rolo, C., Lauer, L., Chung, Y., & Medbery, R. (2002, October). “Taking it to the Court: a Hands-On Applied Sport Psychology Consulting Experience in Tennis.” Three-hour pre-conference workshop at 2002 Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) Conference. Tucson, AZ.

  • Collins, K., & Medbery, R. (2001, October). “The age game: A developmental approach to implementing mental skills with athletes of all ages.” Workshop presentation at 2001 Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology (AAASP) Conference. Orlando, FL.

  • Medbery, R. “An exploration of anger development in sport: The application of a contextual model of emotional development.” Presentation at 2000 Southeast Student Sport Psychology Conference. Charlottesville, VA. Feb. 2000.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • M.S., Purdue University
  • B.S., Trinity College