Name:  David Schary
Title:  Associate Professor
Education:  Ph.D., Exercise and Sport Science, Oregon State University; M.P.H., Public Health, Oregon State University; M.S., Exercise and Sport Studies, Smith College; B.A., Sociology, University of California, Davis
Office:  216-D West Center   
Phone:  803/323-4648
Area(s):  Sport Psychology; Athlete Mental Health; Health Promotion


College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences

Faculty & Staff Profiles

Dr. David Schary is an associate professor of exercise science. He teaches and conducts research on sport psychology and health promotion. Prior to academia, Dr. Schary coached high school and college rowing. He rowed for four years at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Schary also serves as the director of mental health and performance for Winthrop Athletics. In his role, he works with student-athletes to improve their performance and well-being.

Dr. Schary earned his Ph.D. in exercise and sport science with a concentration in exercise and sport psychology at Oregon State University. Currently, he is completing an M.Ed. in counseling and development with a concentration in clinical mental health counseling. Dr. Schary is also completing the requirements for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology’s Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC).