Tami Matheny is Owner and Director of Refuse2LoseCoaching, LLC and Co-Owner of Success for Teams, LLC. As a Mental Game Coach, she works with coaches, athletes and teams to improve areas such as confidence, focus, motivation, mental toughness, leadership, teamwork, etc.
Matheny has a passion for sports and how the mental game affects performance. As an athlete, coach, administrator and now Mental Game Coach, she has seen first-hand the difference mental toughness coupled with physical training translates into individual and/or team success.
In high school, Tami was a tennis and basketball standout at East Rutherford High School (NC). She graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne College with a degree in psychology, while playing basketball and tennis, and earned a master’s degree in sports administration from the University of North Carolina.
Prior to becoming a Mental Game Coach, Matheny was one of the most successful tennis coaches in USC Upstate tennis history, and elevated the men’s and women’s programs to levels never seen before. With the implementation of her “Mental Toughness Program, both Spartans tennis programs produced nationally ranked individuals and teams, conference championships, and numerous individual awards. She is one of few female coaches in the nation named Conference Coach of the Year for a men’s sport.
Tami has worked with various recreational, club, high school and collegiate individuals and teams in numerous sports. She has been a part of many state championships, conference championships, and a National Championship.
When not training others, Tami remains physically active. She has completed a handful of marathons, including the Boston Marathon and ultramarathons. Her longest race to date is a 40 miler. She is an avid cyclist, completing rides over 70 miles. Matheny continues to seek new mental and physical challenges.