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Paul G. Schempp

  • Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Physical Education)

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375 Ramsey Center
330 River Road
Athens, Georgia 30602

Research Summary

Research on the development and characteristics of expert coaches and sport instructors.


Dr. Schempp's research has been published and cited in over 150 publications. He has worked with such organizations as ATD, Atlanta Hawks, BASF, Brooklyn Nets, Delta Air Lines, General Electric, National Basketball Association, Nix Healthcare Systems, Professional Golf Association of America, Retail Industry Leaders Association, Society for Human Resource Management, UPS, USPTO, Society of Healthcare Pharmacists, Swedish Sport Federation, Swiss Soccer Federation, Taiwan Olympic Committee and Tokyo Olympic Committee.

Often called "The Coaches' Coach," Paul is a consultant the NBA, the Olympics, and the PGA on coaching and player development. He also coaches several champions on the PGA and European golf tour.

He is the author of six books including the award-winning, 5 Steps to Expert: How to Go from Novice to Elite Performer. He has served as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Frankfurt (Germany), a visiting professor at the Nanyang Technical University in Singapore, a guest lecturer at MIT, and has delivered over 250 presentations in 28 countries on 4 continents.

For the positive influence he makes in the lives of students, the University of Georgia honored him with both the Excellence in Teaching and Student Career Development awards. The United States Military Academy at West Point awarded him a Certificate of Appreciation for his mentorship of Army officers on assignment to the faculty at West Point.

Currently, his research is focuses on making critical decisions under pressure, successful mentoring programs, and expertise development.


Degree Concentration Institution Year
B.S. Physical Education University of Bridgeport 1976
M.S. Physical Education Ithaca College 1977
Ed.D. Human Movement Studies Boston University 1981

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