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COACHING BEHAVIORS TO IMPACT INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS AND ATHLETE COPING SKILLS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE POPULATIONS 1 Coaching Behaviors to Impact Interpersonal Communications and Athlete Coping Skills Among Undergraduate Populations by Trey Stille Mary Ann Manos, PhD, Faculty Mentor A Thesis Presented in Partial Fulfillment Of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts in Education—Coaching Greenville University Summer 2021 COACHING BEHAVIORS 2 Abstract The effects of coaching behaviors were examined in a survey of intercollegiate student-athletes at a small, private Christian institution, competing in the NCAA’s Division 3. The researcher set out to find how coaches are behaving to impact their interpersonal communications with, and the coping skills of, student-athletes under their tutelage. Student-athletes stated that they have been both positively and negatively affected by the past behaviors of their coaches throughout their playing careers. Quantitative data suggests that a...