JHS Announces 2014 Commencement Speaker, Dr. George Carlo, from the Detroit Tigers, Secrets of Champions

Jamestown High School is proud to announce its 2014 Commencement Speaker, Dr. George Carlo from the Detroit Tigers. Dr. Carlo, a 1971 Jamestown High School graduate, is currently in his tenth season as Performance Coach in the Detroit Tigers professional baseball organization, and the present Board Chairman at Secrets of Champions, Ltd.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Carlo back to JHS as our 2014 Commencement Speaker,” said Jamestown High School Principal Mike McElrath. “The graduating class will benefit greatly by hearing from a JHS alumnus with a wealth of professional experiences and the ability to motivate them to pursue their dreams.”

According to the Detroit Tiger’s Media Guide, Dr. Carlo’s sports experience covers more than thirty-five years in athletic mind-body performance. In college football, he coached defensive ends and linebackers at the University of Buffalo from 1977 through 1979, and was an athletic advisor at the University of Arkansas from 1979 to 1982. He worked in college basketball while on the faculty at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences from 1994 through 2002, and at the University of Buffalo from 2010 through 2012. He was a performance advisor for professional golfers on Jack Nicklaus’ Golden Bear Tour, and remains an advisor to players on the PGA Tour.

Since 1984, Dr. Carlo has served as a performance and leadership consultant to field personnel in several U.S. government agencies including the Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Outside of sports, he is a recognized leader in the interface of science and public policy, having held numerous advisory positions in federal and state government, as well as board positions in several private corporations.

His expertise covers the science of nervous system and musculo-skeletal function, brain plasticity, epigenetic engineering, and motivational cueing. He has published more than two hundred papers in the health sciences and written four books, with his next book, Secrets of Champions: The Science of Sustained Excellence due out in the summer of 2015.  Specifics of his Secrets of ChampionsTM  peak performance programs for business, education, healthy living, leadership and sports can be found at www.secretsofchampions.org.

“It’s quite an honor for me to have been asked to speak,” said Dr. Carlo. “Life is a team sport, and as these young men and women join the team of Jamestown High School graduates, it’s important for them to know that there are legions of us out there ready to help them in whatever way we can as they move to achieve their own aspirations and dreams.”

Jamestown High School’s Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 20th at 7 p.m. in the Chautauqua Institution Amphitheater. JHS Baccalaureate will be held on Thursday, June 19th at 7 p.m. at SS Peter and Paul Church.

posted on 06/10/2014 - filed under: Graduation, JHS, Parents, Spotlight, Students, teachers