Ed Etzel


Professor Emeritus

Licensed Psychologist


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Professional Highlights

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • Fellow, Association of Applied Sport Psychology
  • Listed on US Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry
  • Olympic Gold Medalist, Shooting 1984
  • WVU Athletics Sport Hall of Fame
  • Licensed Psychologist

Educational Background

Ed.D., Counseling Psychology, West Virginia University
M.S., Kinesiology, West Virginia University
B.S., Biology/Secondary Education, Tennessee Technological University


  • Licensed Psychologist, State of West Virginia, 1991-2019
  • Certified Mental Performance Coach, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 2013-Present

Committees and Memberships

  • Member, Association of Applied Sport Psychology, 1993-Present
  • Division 47 Member, American Psychological Association, 1991-Present

Research Interests

  • Ethics and professional issues in sport and athletics
  • Mental health issues in sport and athletics
  • Mindfulness and Spirituality in sport

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Ed Etzel completed an American Psychological Association-approved doctoral psychology internship at Duke University’s Counseling and Psychological Service in 1988. He served as a part-time psychologist for the West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics from 1990-2017 and as a part-time staff member of the WVU Carruth Center for Psychological and Psychiatric Services. He currently serves as chair of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology's Ethics Committee.