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Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health, Well-Being and Program Outreach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dwight is a National Board Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience working with adolescents, families, and adults around a variety of clinical and non-clinical issues. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a dual degree in psychology and speech communication. He was also an All Conference Linebacker, Academic All Conference, Defensive MVP and 2-Time Team Captain in college. He led the Atlantic Coast Conference in tackles as a Sophomore and Junior and finished as the all time leading tackler in UNC’s history and 2nd all time in the ACC despite missing 4 games as a senior because of injury. As a senior he was awarded the Patterson Metal which is given to the top Senior Student-Athlete at the University of North Carolina. He went on to obtain a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Davie Florida, where he worked on and completed his Masters Degree and Practicum work in Mental Health Counseling while playing football for the Miami Dolphins. In total he played professional football for 9 years including a stint with the Indianapolis Colts. Dwight is currently Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health, Well-Being and Program Outreach at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Duties include oversight of Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition and Sports Psychology. Prior to joining UNC he was Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services for the National Football League working in the Player Engagement Department overseeing the Total Wellness Initiative. Dwight’s mission and goal is assisting current and former athletes in achieving Optimal Wellness. During his time as VP of Wellness at the NFL Dwight worked to enhance awareness and education around important psycho-social issues and has been a champion of reducing the stigma surrounding the help seeking behavior of athletes. Prior to joining the NFL Dwight worked as a counselor with athletes and other individuals at agencies and in private practice over the course of 12 years. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his family and adopted Black Lab “Blue”.