Tom Golightly, PhD
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Dr. Tom Golightly is currently an Assistant Director-Athletics for BYU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). He graduated Summa cum Laude from the University of Arizona in the year 2000. He then completed his Ph.D. at BYU in Counseling Psychology in 2007. He completed his internship at Texas A&M University Student Counseling Service and worked for a time at Texas Tech University’s Student Counseling Center as the liaison for the Department of Athletics. Tom returned to BYU in 2008, joining the clinical faculty in CAPS. Since his initial appointment, Tom has served in various administrative positions. He was awarded the rank of Clinical Professor in 2018. Tom is the team psychologist for baseball, football, men’s and women’s basketball, cross country/track and field, and women’s soccer. He is also tasked with teaching responsibilities in two courses for the university – Performance Psychology and Contemporary Issues for Student-athletes. He is currently an Executive Board Member for the Collegiate Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association or CCSPA (the largest international organization of sport psychologists working with intercollegiate student-athletes), and is a contributing member of an NCAA task force on mental health issues affecting student-athletes.