Wyoming Women Look to Build on Strong Finish Last Fall
Tucker Readdy enters his third season as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Wyoming golf teams in 2013-14. An Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Psychology in the Division of Kinesiology and Health, Readdy has been a member of the university since 2010.
"It is a unique and exciting opportunity for me to work with the Cowboy and Cowgirl golfers," Readdy said, "To be involved with the coaches and student-athletes at such a detailed level is very rewarding, and I'm very thankful for that."
Readdy's area of expertise and current research is related to understanding coach and athlete motivation within the sport context, including how coach-athlete interactions can optimize player performance through enhancing their autonomy, competence, and relatedness to others.
"In the model I work with, athletes will only reach their maximum competitive potential when they are surrounded by coaches and teammates who create a positive environment where that growth is possible," Readdy said. "I simply foster and, at times, accelerate that process."
In addition to being the Director of the Endeavor for Optimal Wellness and Performance, Readdy teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Psychology, Exercise Psychology, Critical Issues in North American Sport, and Women in Sport; he is also an Adjunct Faculty member in the Gender and Women Studies Program. Readdy currently also works with UW Football, UW Tennis and multiple individual student-athletes.
Professionally, Readdy has been a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology since 2003, as well as the American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance since 2007. He has presented at multiple national conferences, and is published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, and Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior; his current and previous research has been funded by over $40,000 in grants.
Readdy came to UW from Oregon State University, where he completed his Ph.D. in Exercise and Sport Sciences in 2009. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he provided performance psychology presentations and workshops to the OSU crew, wrestling, and Air Force ROTC programs. He was also recognized with the Herbert Frolander Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award in 2007.
Previous to his time at Oregon State, Readdy earned his B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2000 and M.A. in Physical Education from San Diego State University in 2004. Readdy is originally from Sacramento, California.