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Gregory A. Dale, PhD, the Director of Sport Psychology and Leadership Program for Duke Athletics, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 24 at the age 60 after a year-long battle with gastric cancer.

One of the nation's foremost experts in sports leadership and psychology, Dale was a member of the Duke Athletics staff for more than two decades. In his unique role, he provided training for athletes, coaches and administrators within the department – and to a number of professional sports franchises and coaches -- through various educational programs. Additionally, Dale provided team building services for athletic teams and other units within the department.

A respected professor of sport psychology and sport ethics in the Department of Health, Wellness and Physical Education, Dale was recognized multiple times for excellence in teaching by Duke University.

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