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Sports Parenting Expert to Visit SU

March 10, 2008

SELINSGROVE (Pa.) – Dan Doyle, one of the nation's most widely respected authorities on interscholastic sports, will visit Susquehanna University March 13. His free public lecture, Sports Parents: Helping or Hurting?, begins at 7 p.m. in Stretansky Concert Hall of the Cunningham Center for Music and Art.

Doyle is a distinguished national lecturer on sportsmanship and leadership for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and ESPN. He is founder and executive director of the Institute for International Sport (IIS) at the University of Rhode Island, a nonprofit organization that uses sport as the medium to promote and improve international relations.

With education and athletics at the center of his life, Doyle is driven by his vision of the role athletics can play in developing a young person's intellect and character. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Sports Parenting, which offers advice on issues confronting parents of young athletes. His forthcoming manual, The Master Coach, is designed to set the standard for coaching excellence.

His first novel, Are YoWatching, Adolph Rupp?, u examines the state of intercollegiate sport. Doyle expects to complete his second novel, Parading the Ghosts, later this year.

Doyle is a graduate of Bates College, where he also serves on the Board of Trustees. He holds a master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and received honorary degrees from Bridgewater (Mass.) State College and The University of Rhode Island.

Contact: Gerald Cohen


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