Introducing the “Prime 9 Education and Player Development Series”
About Dr. Fran Pirrozolo:
Dr. Fran Pirozzolo is a licensed consulting psychologist who has worked with many of the world’s top athletes and is currently the Mental Skills Coach for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club. He also has a private practice consulting business. in his home town of The Woodlands, Texas just north of Houston.
Dr. Pirozzolo was the Mental Skills Coach for the New York Yankeesfrom 1996 - 2002, a period during which the Yankees won four World Championships. From 1988 - 1995, Pirozzolo served in a similar position in uniform with the Houston Astros, for the Detroit Tigers (2000). In 2002 Dr. Pirozzolo became the player development coach for the NFL’s Houston Texans from 2002 -2006. His work with the Texans resulted in winning the Winston Shell Award for excellence in player development. Pirozzolo was a training consultant for the Heavyweight Champion of the World, Evander Holyfield, from 1990 - 1998.
Dr. Pirozzolo has published 14 books and over 250 scientific and popular articles. His golf books include "The Game I Love" (Harper Collins) with golf legend Sam Snead, “The Mental Game Pocket Companion” (Harper Collins), "The Putter's Pocket Companion" (Harper Collins). Fran collaborated with Jim McLean on the Golf Channel production of Sam Snead: "A Swing for A Lifetime". Fran’s most recent book is entitled, "Multiple Intelligence and Leadership" (with scholars Ron Riggio and Susan Murphy at the Kravis Leadership Institute – Claremont-McKenna College) Dr. Pirozzolo’s also has done a mental training for golf CD entitled “Golf Mind”.
Holding degrees from The University of Chicago and The University of Rochester. Fran began his academic career with a professorship at UCLA moving to the University of Minnesota. In 1981 he came to the Baylor College of Medicine, serving as Chief of the Neuropsychology Service, Associate Professor of Neurology at Baylor for 15 years with an Associate Adjunct professorship in psychology at The University of Houston.
Dr. Pirozzolo also was a Visiting Scholar with the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont-McKenna College and has received numerous awards for research in neuropsychology.