Recognized as one of America’s best sports psychologists, Gary Mack accomplished much among our nation’s elite athletes throughout his lifetime. He worked with teams such as the Seattle Mariners, Phoenix Suns, Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Cubs, Arizona Cardinals, and athletes such as Alex Rodriguez. Aside from having been an incredible sports psychology professional Mack went on to write a best selling book with David Casstevens, called Mind Gym: An Athlete’s Guide to Inner Excellence. His powerful messages were sent through this book which received praise from not only some of our world’s elite athletes, but from coaches, teachers, students, etc. Although a book focused on athletics, the ideas Mack attempts to convey are applicable to many aspects of our daily lives. Also dedicated to the world of music Mack began helping ASU music students achieve success by applying the same ideologies he preached to athletes. Mack died from coronary heart disease on October 7, 2002 at the age of 58.