Dr. Hack is the Sport Psychologist for the Athletic Department and has been a member of the Sports Medicine Team since 2001.
He is originally from Detroit and earned his B.A. in psychology and economics from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan State University.
In addition to his work with student-athletes at Carolina, Dr. Hack has also counseled professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, WNBA, NASCAR, as well as members of the U.S. Olympic Team, in his private practice. He serves as a treating clinician for the NFL’s substance abuse program.
Dr. Hack has been an active leader in professional organizations throughout his career. He was appointed to the Executive Committee for the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology (2002-2005) and also served as the Chair of the Education Committee for the Division. He was a primary author of the “Proficiency in Sport Psychology,” which was adopted by APA in 2003 as the national standard for the education and training of sport psychologists. He was twice elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Psychological Association (1998-2002), and received a presidential appointment as the Federal Advocacy Coordinator for NCPA (2004-2006). Dr. Hack also serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Clinical and Sport Psychology and was a contributing author for The Sport Psych Handbook (Murphy, 2005).
He and his wife, Cassie, have two kids, Rider and Skylar.