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Milt Lowder, Ph.D. | Clemson Athletics Sport Psychologist

Episode 108: Milt Lowder, Ph.D. | Clemson Athletics Sport Psychologist

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Show Notes:

  • Rich Spotlight: Milt Lowder
    • Always tries to make people see him as just Milt and not to have people feel like they are being judged
    • Knew three things growing up farming, medicine, and sports
    • Was recruited by Wofford for baseball but only applied to one school (Clemson)
    • Success is defined as a pursuit of a worthy goal
    • Life threw several curve balls at him starting as a junior in high school being the first on the scene after his mom’s car wreck
    • Wanted to be a college basketball coach but after not getting an opportunity under Rick Barnes he visited a psychologist through his mom and immediately knew that he wanted to be a psychologist
    • Started the process of becoming a psychologist in 1997 and eventually started practicing in 2005 in Greenville, SC
    • Starting working with Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Football team in 2009
    • Hardest part of the job is that you can’t take away someone’s pain but you can be present
    • F.R.E.E. is an acronym for Focus Relax Engage Enjoy and helps athletes understand that you play your best when you can play free
    • Coach Swinney came up with the tagline “Moments with Milt”
    • One of the biggest rewards is watching the players and coaches experience joy
    • Words of Wisdom from Milt Lowder, Ph.D.:
      • Hebrews 11:1
      • James 1:12

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About the author, Richmond Weaver

Richmond, a graduate of Clemson University has been involved with sports for most of his life and developed a passion for basketball and sports at an early age. He currently lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen, founder of Upstate Esthetics and their three kids.

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