Fran Pirozzolo

Fran Pirozzolo

Introduction

Dr. Fran Pirozzolo is a licensed consulting psychologist specializing in the fields of Neuropsychology and Sports Psychology. He has worked with many of the world's top athletes and is currently the Mental Skills Coach for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.

Dr. Pirozzolo was the Mental Skills Coach for the New York Yankees from 1996-2002, a period during which the Yankees won four World Championships. From 1988-1995 Pirozzolo worked for the Houston Astros and with the Detroit Tigers in 2000. Dr. Pirozzolo became the player development coach for the NFL's Houston Texans from 2002 -2006. His work with the Texans resulted in winning the Winston Shell Award for excellence in player development. Pirozzolo was a training consultant for the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Evander Holyfield, from 1990-1998.

Dr. Pirozzolo has published 14 books and over 250 scientific and popular articles. His golf books include: THE GAME I LOVE (Harper Collins) with golf legend, Sam Snead, THE MENTAL POCKET COMPANION (Harper Collins) and THE PUTTER'S POCKET COMPANION (Harper Collins). Fran collaborated with Jim McLean on the Golf Channel Production of "Sam Snead: A SWING FOR A LIFETIME". Fran's most recent book is entitled, MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE IN LEADERSHIP (with scholars, Ron Riggio and Susan Murphy at the Kravis Leadership Institute – Clarmont-McKenna College).

Holding degrees from the University of Chicago and the University of Rochester, Fran began his career on the faculty of psychology and neurology at UCLA. He moved on to the University of Minnesota, Department of Neurology and the VA GRECC in 1978. He came to the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) in 1981, serving as Chief of Neuropsychology Service for 15 years. He also was an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Houston. For the last 12 years he has been a private practice consulting psychologist in The Woodlands. He is affiliated with the Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre – The Woodlands, Texas and Shadow Hawk/Houstonian Golf Clubs in Houston, Texas.

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