BLOOMINGTON, Indiana, September 15. ALTHOUGH he’s decided to slow down his lifestyle a bit by leaving IU Athletics as the head diving coach of the vaunted Indiana Diving program, Dr. Jeff Huber says don’t call it a retirement.
Following a bit of a break after completing his time with the diving squad as part of its USA Diving schedule, Huber has taken on a new position as a professor of practice with the IU Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences.
Huber, who coached for 37 years, including his run as IU’s head diving coach from 1989 to 2013, is excited to be able to return to a more academic setting. He’s served as an adjunct professor for IU for years, but now can focus his energies full time into academic pursuits.
“My passion is psychology,” he said. “I’m fascinated by how people learn or why they don’t, and how we can accelerate the process. And I now have 37 years of experiences that I want to share. I am really excited to be in this department. It rocks. And I look forward to making a real contribution to it.”
The department is thrilled to have Huber focusing his attention on teaching a new crop of coaches the tricks of the trade he’s developed with nearly four decades in the business.
“He takes a scholarly — and heart-felt — approach to the application of psychological principles to real-world challenges facing elite athletes and coaches. This is exactly what you’d expect of a professor of practice,” department chair William Hetrick said.
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