NEW YORKâCampbell Family Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Pierre Pilling announced the appointment of Dr Mark Louie ’13TC,’ 19TC as the new Assistant Director of Athletics for Championship Performance for Columbia Athletics.
âWe are delighted to welcome Dr Mark Louie to the Columbia Success Through Well-Being team, âsaid Pilling. âHe will work closely with our talented student-athletes and coaches and help them reach their potential in Columbia and beyond.
Dr Louie joins Columbia’s athletics department after working in a group consulting firm as a licensed professional advisor specializing in athletic performance. He also worked closely with the sports psychologist of the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA during the 2021 NBA Draft to help develop transition support and highlight the potential adaptation needs of amateur basketball players. professional ball. Prior to that, Dr. Louie worked with the Rutgers Track and Field Program in the areas of mental health and performance, as well as planning for Rutgers’ return to competition after the start of the COVID-pandemic. 19. Dr. Louie has offered mental health counseling and workshops to student-athletes and worked with coaches, athletic coaches, and strength and conditioning coaches to help them reduce burnout and develop fitness. better communication skills. Dr Louie has also worked closely with student athletes and provided mental health support to the Seton Hall University athletics program.
“Dr Mark LouieThe integrative and holistic health approach of working with student-athletes to improve in all areas of their lives will support Columbia Athletics’ mission, Success Through Well-Being, to empower and support every student-athlete holistically: personally, academically, athletically and professionally, âsaid Jessica DePalo, Columbia Senior Associate Director of Sports for Success Through Wellness.
“He uses empirical evidence-based approaches to measure performance and success and Dr. Louie’s experience will contribute to our efforts to use a data-driven approach to create a holistic and integrated model of student development- athlete. “
With a doctorate in exercise physiology and a master’s degree in psychological counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, Dr Louie is a Certified Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in New York City and a Certified Professional Counselor (LPC) in New Jersey. He is an active member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 47: Sport and exercise. Psychology.
âI am delighted to join this fantastic team and this sports department,â said Dr Louie. âI look forward to being part of a holistic student-athlete development team that strives to empower student-athletes and equip them with the skills they need to be successful during their time at Columbia and beyond. look forward to starting working with our coaches and student-athletes to help them achieve peak performance. “
A native of Fair Lawn, NJ, Dr. Louie received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Rutgers University in 2011. He is a member of the Sigma Lamba Beta International Fellowship.