| | EP 324 – Pat Ivey & the Nuances of Collegiate Coaching

Author / John

7 - 20 minutes read

Dr Pat is Leaving a Legacy

This week’s guest, Pat Ivey [@DrCoach_PatIvey] has been around the collegiate block. Furthermore, his career in pro football has provided him with the ultimate experience to guide young athletes through their own sport journey. He and John trade stories about learning from former coaches, teammates, and what they WISH they knew at the start of their time in the NFL. Now Dr Pat is mentoring through his role at the University of Louisville. As the Athletic Associate Director for Health and Performance, Ivey gets to combine his love of teaching students how to get their mind both on and off the field. Because as he explains, there is life beyond the scoreboard.

Dr Pat Ivey takes a keen interest in the mental toughness of his athletes. Through delving into his own education and research, he’s learned the proper approach to building the confidence of his college age competitors. His extensive background in football at the professional level has also served him well. When playing amongst the biggest bodies in the game, you can’t afford to have anything less than a comparable sized ego. Hear how he takes this theory and balances it with humility for life lessons that extend far beyond the gridiron. And per Luke’s demands, I leave in the guys pointless banter about Tone Loc lyrics at the beginning of the show. All complaints can be sent to humanresources@powerathletehq.com. Listen NOW!

Empower Your Performance

Check out the Doc’s podcast, Beyond Sets and Reps by going to his website www.PatIvey.com. There you will find a number of articles and resources to develop your athletes.


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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