Mimi Murray, faculty member in the Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1976
  • Master of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1967
  • Bachelor of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1961

During her six years as head coach of Springfield College women's gymnastics, Mimi Murray's teams were undefeated in dual meet competition, won five Eastern Championships, and three Division I National Championships. Murray coached the USA Team for the World University Games, was named "Coach of the Year" in gymnastics, and has been a commentator for ABC's Wide World of Sports and NBC's Sportsworld. She has been recognized by the Women's Sports Foundation as one of five "pioneers" in women's athletics. Her textbook, Gymnastics for Women, is considered an authoritative source in sport.

As a sport psychology consultant, Murray has served with the USA Equestrian Team (Los Angeles Games), USA Field Hockey Team (Atlanta Games), and worked with many professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and coaches. 

Courses Taught

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Ethics and Applied Sport Psychology
  • Seminar in Sport Psychometrics
  • Heritage and Values of Sport
  • Stress Management
  • Sport in Society
  • Professional Topics: Seminar in Advanced Applied Sport Psychology
  • Professional Topics: Seminar in Race and Gender
  • Professional Topics: Seminar in Youth Sport
  • Professional Topics: Seminar in Exercise Adherence

Certifications and Memberships

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
  • Society for Health, Activity, and Physical Education
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology
  • American Psychological Association

Selected Works


  • "The Latest and Greatest: Performance Enhancement" at AAHPERD National Convention, 2014
  • "Psyching Up, Not out" at MAHPERD Convention, 2013
  • "Psyching Up: Mental Skills Training" at EDA, 2014
  • "Scheherazade - The Olympics - Marilyn: Connections?" at the Roost Cafe and Bistro - Ogunquit, Maine, 2014
  • "The Olympic Movement" at the Albright Institute, Wellesley College, 2014