Dr. Angus Mugford is the Director of High Performance for the Toronto Blue Jays, where he leads a team of specialists across Sports Medicine, Sport Science, Strength & Conditioning, and Mental Performance. Prior to this role, he served as the Director of the IMG Institute, which led mental performance and leadership consulting services for sport, corporate and military organizations. Much of his role in his 12-year tenure with IMG involved leading a team of mental conditioning coaches serving 1,000 junior student-athletes, as well as professional athletes across the NFL, NBA, MLB, and WTA and ATP tennis tours.
He received his doctoral degree from the University of Kansas (2004), as well as his masters (1998), in programs combining counseling psychology and sport science. His undergraduate studies took place at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom (1997) in psychology and sport science.
He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC), was accredited for sport psychology support with the British Association of Sport & Exercise Sciences (BASES), in addition to holding chartered status with the British Psychological Society (BPS), and is listed in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) registry.
Through the years he has presented his research and applied practice regularly at AASP conferences and served as the chair for the performance psychology committee until 2013. Angus has a passion for performance psychology and helping people achieve their potential. He enjoys professional collaborations, publishing in books and journals, as well has been sought after for interviews in magazines and media outlets, like ESPN, CNN, and the BBC. He continues to reside in Florida with his wife and two sons.