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Daniery Rosario

Professor Daniery Rosario is originally from South Florida by way of Puerto Rico.  He studied Psychology with a special interest in coaching at the University of Central Florida where he earned his Bachelor’s degree. In 2009, he moved to California to study Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU) earning his Master’s degree in 2011.   During his time at JFKU, he worked with several high performing athletes and completed two internships at Stanford University consulting with the Women’s Swim and Rowing teams. In addition, he completed his thesis that focused on aggression among professional Mixed Martial Artists, which was later published in 2014 in the Journal of International Sport Psychology. Below are his publications and presentations:

  • Rosario, D. (February, 2011). An exploration of aggression in mixed martial arts, a qualitative study. Presented at the National University Center for Performance Psychology Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Rosario, D., Jurica, B., Bartlett, M., & Abrams, M. (October, 2012). Aggression, violence, and moral behavior. An exploration of aggression in MMA, a qualitative study. Symposium conducted at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Rosario, D., Kerr, J., & Pope-Rhodius, A. (2014) The experience of aggression among mixed martial arts athletes interpreted through reversal theory. International Journal of Sport Psychology 45(2), 79-99.
  • Rosario, D. & Holt, T. (2018) Collaborating: are you a team player?. A. Pope-Rhodius, S. Robinson & S.J. Fitzpatrick (Eds.). Excelling in sport psychology planning, preparing, and executing applied work (pp. 94-104). New York: Routledge.

Prior to arriving at Holy Names University (HNU), he served as the Athletic Director and Health & Fitness Teacher at Leadership Public Schools (LPS) in Richmond for 9 years (2011-2020). LPS is a high performing charter high school located within the violent & drugged plagued “Iron Triangle” of Richmond. According to the U.S. News & World Report, LPS is ranked in the top 1% in the country.

Outside of HNU, he is the Administration Manager of the Bay Area Charter Schools Athletic Conference which is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation Oakland Section. The conference currently serves 17 high schools that expands from Richmond, Oakland, and Hayward.

Professor Rosario currently resides in Martinez, CA with his wife, daughter, and two dogs. He enjoys exercising, cooking, and watching sports.