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Our Mission

The Sport of School Academy has taken underachieving high school students to IVY league excellence. Using the same skills drilled into athletes to win the game, The Sport of School gives student-athletes the tools needed to motivate them to succeed.


The Sport of School guides student-athletes about:

  • Why the same methods to motivate one student won’t work with another. Learn the five types of students and what pushes each type to win.

  • Hitting the academic sweet spot of treating the test like a game. And how to practice for it.

  • How to be the motorboat that drives students to discover their own motivations and envision their own personal goals.

  • The four action steps to better grades and why focusing on one grade at a time is doable for all types of students.

  • Why visualization of victory is not just for sports.

Our team

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Christian Buck

Head Coach

Christian Buck is a certified consultant, mental conditioning coach and author. He is the president and founder of Christian Buck Consulting and the creator of The Sport of School Academy.


As a human performance consultant and team culture expert, Coach Buck works with sports programs to implement team-specific mental conditioning programs. His clients include Brown University’s 2016 men’s lacrosse NCAA Final Four team, Arizona State’s All-Star girl’s lacrosse team, and golfers from the PGA Canada Tour.


Coach Buck’s The Sport of School Academy takes the strongest lessons from athletics and applies them to academics to motivate his students to improve their academic performance. “The Sport of School” alumni have gone on to elite collegiate programs such as Notre Dame, Georgetown, Villanova, Dartmouth, Michigan, Colgate and Tufts to name a few.  


He is the author of Thinking Inside the Crease: The Mental Secrets to Becoming a Dominant Lacrosse Goalie, which was ranked #1 on Amazon in lacrosse books, as well as the Amazon #1 ranked The Sport of School: How to Help Student-Athletes win in the Classroom. 


Coach Buck holds a Masters in Exercise and Sport Psychology.  He was a Guest Speaker for Academic Excellence at Harlem Lacrosse and is a G3 Lacrosse Goalie Psychology Specialist. Learn more about Coach Buck and his executive coaching work at

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megan cannon

Assistant Head Coach

Megan Cannon has spent the last 11 years as a school counselor in Charleston, SC. In this role, she’s supported middle and high school students with their social, emotional, academic, and post-secondary needs. Most recently, she served as a virtual school counselor and worked with students across the state of South Carolina.


Additionally, Cannon holds a Global Career Development Facilitator certification and has traveled the country touring colleges and universities. She’s completed multiple continuing education courses in mental health counseling, including most recently a graduate-level course in Assessment of Abnormal Behavior. Previously, Cannon has coached JV girls soccer, tennis and club soccer in her local community. 


Cannon played Division 1 soccer at Western Carolina University, where she helped lead her team to their first-ever birth in the NCCA tournament. She possesses firsthand knowledge about the demands of being a student-athlete. In her tenure at Western Carolina, she grew from an average student to one who excelled in her collegiate coursework. There was no magic formula that contributed to her success. Instead, she realized that she could use the same heart and fire she put into her sport in the classroom. With this understanding, she soared. 


Upon graduating from college, she moved to Charleston to pursue her love of sports. She began this work in media relations at The Citadel Military College. While there, she covered women’s golf, soccer, and assisted with baseball and football.


Following her time at The Citadel, she worked for the Charleston Riverdogs (a Class-A minor league baseball team), where she coordinated events to raise money for various charities. Her passion for sports never waivered, but she came to realize she had a greater calling to work directly with students. She specifically seeks to inspire fellow student-athletes toward scholastic success.

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