Dan G. Tripps, PhD

Dan TrippsDan G. Tripps, PHD

COO & Director of Exercise Science

Dan G. Tripps recently concluded his academic career, leaving the position as Director of the Center for the Study of Sport & Exercise at Seattle University.  Dr. Tripps has been a coach for world-class swimmers and triathletes, President and Executive Director of the 1984 Olympic Scientific Congress held in conjunction with the Los Angeles Olympic Games, and U.S. representative to UNESCO’s Sport For All project to bring sport science to the developing world.  Dr. Tripps has appeared on several History Channel and Discovery Channel television programs, written dozens of professional articles, addressed numerous conferences, and serves as a consultant to sport, medicine, education, and private agencies on topics related to achievement and human performance.  He has served as editor for ten books on the subject of human performance, and authored two of his own books, The Heart of Success: Conversations with Notable Achievers (BainBridgeBooks, 2001) and In Search of Greatness: Attributes of Achievement and Lessons for Life (Town Books, 2002), which discuss the results of his interviews with several hundred of America’s most accomplished individuals.