Dr. Emmett Gill is currently a lead consultant, keynote speaker and clinical sport social worker.


Emmett is a former Professional Sports Crisis and Wellness Program Manager where his responsibilities included evaluating NFL crisis plans, quality assurance for the NFL Lifeline and mental health training for the NBA.


Dr. Gill is the former the Director of Student-Athlete Wellness and Personal Development, and a Clinical Assistant Professor, at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Gill has worked as a faculty and athletics service member at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), North Carolina Central University (NCCU), the U.S. Military Academy Prep School (Center for Enhanced Performance), and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.


Dr. Gill’s research and scholarship focuses on the intersection between athlete well-being, social work, sports organizations, and sports scandals. Emmett is the past president and co-founder as well as present board member for the Alliance of Social Workers in Sport (ASWIS) and the past national coordinator and founder of The Student-Athletes Human Rights Project (SAHRP).


Careers in Sport Social Work

USC Suzanne-Dwork Peck School of Social Work

September 15th 2017

Baylor Sexual Assault Scandal

Black Athlete Summit -University of Texas at Austin

January 18th 2018

College Athletes & Mental Health

Behind The Whistle 

July 21st 2019


“I have had the opportunity to interact with and learn from Dr. Gill in numerous settings, inside and outside of the classroom. When Dr. Gill addresses a group, whether it be a room full of student-athletes, athletic administrators or scholars, he brings an immense amount of knowledge, charisma, professionalism and perspective to the discussion surrounding inclusion in the space of college athletics. He is constantly challenging people to think critically about how they can contribute to changing the narrative surrounding inequities in higher education and intercollegiate athletics!”

Sheridan Blanford, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, University of Wisconsin Athletics

“Emmett Gill has a wealth of knowledge from an academic background as well as practical experience that is unprecedented in the field. He works diligently to advance the multi-disciplinary field of mental health in collegiate athletics. His presentations are engaging, interactive, and practical in application for the mental health field. He ensures each presentation is tailored to the specific audience.  All involved will leave with a wealth of knowledge and sense of energy to apply the information learned in their relative fields that Emmett presented!”

Charlotte Warren, LCSW, LCAS, UGA Athletics Clinical Counselor

“Dr. Gill was instrumental in our efforts to provide counseling services to our student-athletes that enhanced our counseling resources on campus.  He was able to provide additional support in the well-being of our student-athletes.  Our student-athletes and coaches welcomed Dr. Gill and his students as they were extremely professional.  He was able to provide hands-on training for our graduate social students which proved to be valuable work experiences for these future practitioners.  I would highly recommend Dr. Gill to my colleagues in intercollegiate athletics.”

Ingrid Wicker, Athletic Director, North Carolina Central University

"Dr. Gill has an uncanny ability to reach student- athletes.  His ability to communicate and get on their level is second to none. He builds a sense of comfort with players with hard work. They soon realize he is sincere, then improvement follows."

Robert Guster, Assistant Coach, Texas State Basketball