Dan Ourian, M.A., has over 15 years of experience in the sport world, as a coach, coach developer, and as a budding mental performance practitioner. “Coach Dan” (aka @dannyhoops on Twitter) earned his Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, where he completed a research thesis on Emotional Regulation among HS Basketball Coaches and created a mental skills training curriculum for basketball players, entitled “Hoops Minded.” Dan has since started a private practice of the same name (@hoopsminded on Instagram) and over the past four years, he has worked as a Workshop Facilitator for Positive Coaching Alliance and as the head boys Varsity basketball coach at College Preparatory school in Oakland. Before relocating to the Bay Area, Dan was the Director of Sport Programs at 92Y in New York City and worked with the New York Knicks Community Relations department. Prior, he spent two formative years as a Program Director for the non-profit organization PeacePlayers International in the Middle East, an organization that uses sport to bring children together in conflict regions. He lives in Oakland with his wife and son.