Coach Justin Tillinghast, MSc, MRT-PE, PES is a cognitive performance expert contractor for the Department of Defense, working with Tier 1 Special Operations Forces helping them discover the power of mental skills training. Currently stationed at SWCS (Special Warfare Center & School) at Ft. Bragg, NC.
Prior to this Coach Justin was an assistant D2 collegiate baseball coach at Lincoln University (PA), assistant high school coach at Bohemia Manor (MD), working with hitters and outfielders, and performing mental skills training for student-athletes. Having coached multiple collegiate all-conference, and All-American players, Coach Justin has seen many go on to play professional baseball.
Coach Justin served as General Manager with Ripken Baseball and worked closely with Hall of Fame inductee, Cal Ripken, and brother Billy learning about what it takes to be successful at the MLB level.
Coach Justin has experience in sports performance having owned and operated AthleteU, which served amateur, collegiate, and professional baseball players in an integrated training setting, combining human performance, and strength and conditioning.
Coach Justin has a master’s degree in Sport Science and has completed his coursework for a PhD in Performance Psychology. Coach Justin has been a lifelong learner of all things, human performance, after his service in the United States Marine Corps. Over the last 20 years Coach Justin has focused his work on helping those with an uncommon desire to succeed and reach the pinnacle of performance.
I live what I teach, no joke. I am a former Marine, worked in professional baseball, coached high school and college baseball, changed careers in my early forties after a business failure, received my Master’s and finishing up my doctorate in sports & performance psychology all while raising a family and working full-time in a career that I live and breathe. Oh, did I also say that my career is working with the top 1% of special operators in the military on their mental skills & mindset? I freaking love this, and my passion will come through when I am working with you. You won’t hear me say “well the research says” because I have been there, done that, and ripped my shirt off while screaming bring it on and going back for more.
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American Psychological Association
Association of Applied Sports Psychology
Association of Professional Ballplayers of America
American Baseball Coaches Association
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Cognitive Performance Expert (DoD Contractor)
Master Resiliency Trainer - Performance Expert (DoD Contractor)
Joint Special Operations Command (DoD Contractor)
United States Marine Corps (Active Duty)
Neither the United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, nor any other component of the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this service