Mick G. Mack
Inducted in 2022
Mick G. Mack graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education (1982) and a Master of Arts degree in physical education (1991). He served as a teacher and coach at Janesville Consolidated School, Janesville, Iowa (1982-1990), and as a coach at Waverly-Shell Rock High School, Waverly, Iowa (1992-1994; 2004-2006), and Wartburg College, Waverly (1990-1992).
Mack graduated from the University of Iowa with a Doctor of Philosophy in sport psychology (1996) and thereafter began teaching in the School of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services (HPELS) at University of Northern Iowa. He served as the interim director for the School of HPELS (2011-2012) and the School of Kinesiology, Allied Health and Human Services (2016- 2018).
Mack has been a productive scholar with over 80 published articles and 10 book chapters, and has presented numerous papers at the national, regional and state levels while conscientiously serving his profession with editorial/review activities for 18 different international and national publications.
Mack developed the Me-B-Tough mental toughness inventory that has been used by national sport commissions, professional sport teams and researchers across six continents. He has also served as a sport psychology consultant to professional, collegiate and high school athletes and teams.
Mack is listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (1993) and Who’s Who in American Education (1992). He was selected 1A Regional Track Coach of the Year (1990), and received the Milestone Award for outstanding mentoring of graduate students, UNI (2008). He has honorably served as the master of ceremonies for the annual Elinor A. Crawford and William R. Thrall Hall of Excellence ceremonies for 12 years.
Dr. Mick G. Mack has served his profession of physical education and sport psychology with great distinction.