Neil Baroody

Neil Baroody

Senior, Neil Baroody of Londonderry, New Hampshire, is majoring in kinesiology: exercise science, minoring in nutrition, and is also a member of the University Honors Program. He was pleased to join his advisor, Dr. Timothy Quinn, in this research project, specifically for the coaching experience it provided. His participation was supported by a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) award from the Hamel Center for Undergraduate Research. The summer project, during which he coached athletes often ten years older than he, was challenging but incredibly rewarding. “This project,” he said, “forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and exposed me to numerous variables involved in becoming a better leader and person.”  Neil’s goal is to become an accomplished Olympic sprint coach.