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Hoyt, Larson guest coaches for Badgers’ game Saturday at Camp Randall

September 18, 2018

School of Education faculty members William Hoyt and Elizabeth Larson served as guest coaches Saturday afternoon during the Badger football team’s game against Brigham Young University at Camp Randall Stadium.

Hoyt is a professor with the Department of Counseling Psychology and is the School’s associate dean for health areas, while Larson is an associate professor with the Department of Kinesiology’s occupational therapy program.

Guest coaches
Elizabeth Larson (left-to-right), Paul Chryst, William Hoyt
and Nick Frost post for a photo after Friday's practice at
Camp Randall Stadium.
Both were given this opportunity due to their efforts to support student-athletes on campus.

Hoyt was invited to participate by Bridget Woodruff, an assistant athletic director of career and leadership. Joining Hoyt as a guest was Nick Frost, a new faculty member with the Department of Counseling Psychology​. This department has partnered for many years with UW-Madison’s Athletics Department to offer a transition course for entering student-athletes. Last year, the Department of Counseling Psychology teamed with the Center for Academic Excellence and Woodruff’s team to expand this course offering to other first-year students with active lifestyles. The goal, explains Hoyt, is to assist with balancing academic and non-academic commitments, maintaining work-life balance, and stress- and time-management.

Larson was invited to be a guest coach by Mark Shook, the assistant athletic director for academic services, Aaron Stang, an academic advisor, and Danielle Straw, an academic learning specialist. Larson leads a summer course, “Living Well: Lifestyle Redesign and Wellness Promotion for College Students,” which serves many of the incoming student-athletes from a range of sports.

Hoyt and Larson toured the Fetzer Center for student-athletes, watched the football team practice Friday and met with UW football coach Paul Chryst after practice. On Saturday, they were invited to a brunch with recruits, got to watch warmups on the field, followed the team back out onto the field prior to kickoff and watched the first quarter on the sidelines before heading into the stands.

Elizabeth Larson
Elizabeth Larson poses for a photo on the Camp Randall Stadium turf prior to kickoff of
Saturday's game between the Badgers and Brigham Young University.

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