Don Siegel is the co-founder and faculty co-director of Project Coach. He was a professor of exercise and sport studies (ESS) at Smith for 39 years. He helped develop and also served as the director of Smith College’s ESS graduate program, which specializes in training college coaches. It is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education at Level V, which is the highest level awarded.
Siegel has also been an urban youth sports program consultant for the Boston-based Barr Foundation and was instrumental in developing several youth sports initiatives in Boston and Northampton. He has published widely in the areas of youth sports, sport psychology, motor learning, exercise physiology, sport sociology, computing, and professional aspects of sport and physical education.