The Temple athletic department has named Dr. Stephany Coakley as senior associate athletic director for mental health, wellness and performance.
With the appointment, Coakley becomes the first full-time mental health specialist with the Temple athletic department.
Coakley, who earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from Temple, is a certified mental performance consultant and licensed professional counselor and has a doctorate in exercise and sport science with a concentration in sports psychology.
"Mental health has been an area of concern for not just Temple University athletics, but nationally," Temple director of athletics Patrick Kraft said in a statement. "Hiring a full-time professional has been a goal since I arrived at the university, and with the addition to our staff of Dr. Stephany Coakley, we have taken a giant step in helping address a glaring need of our student-athletes."