colby Huffman

MS, CMPC, PGA


Huffman has been designated a Certified Consultant by the Applied Association of Sport Psychology, the international professional organization of sport and exercise psychology, and is currently listed as one of 10 AASP Certified Consultants in the state of Indiana. AASP is the largest sport and exercise psychology professional association in North America that offers certification to its members. AASP certification is a prerequisite to being placed on the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) Registry that allows sport psychology consultants to work with US Olympic athletes and teams. As Indiana’s 2012 PGA Teacher of the Year his Certified Consultant status makes him the only PGA Teacher of the Year in the nation to have also earned CC-AASP credentials.

As a performance specialist, Huffman works with athletes to encourage peak performances at specific times throughout the year. Although there are many specific concepts within applied sport and exercise psychology (e.g., concentration, relaxation, imagery), Huffman’s general goal is to optimize mental skills necessary to perform consistently in training and competition, increase focus, and to help individuals realize their potential. He also provides solutions for unwanted pressure, demotivation (academically and athletically), and/or goal-setting skills.

  • He is one of 6 individuals on an NCAA coaching staff on the national Golf Digest Best Teachers list.
  • He is a sport psychology and golf best-selling author per Amazon.com. Of his three books, Train for Golf Like an Olympian reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers in Sport Psychology and Golf e-Book Lists.
  • His contributions with IUPUI golf have translated into record setting performances for the Jaguars. The teams have shot some of the lowest NCAA scores in the country.
  • Huffman has written articles for numerous publications, including “Teaching Teachers,” featured in PGA Magazine, and was also a featured coach on The Golf Channel’s “School of Golf”.
  • Huffman served as a lead instructor for Hank Haney’s International Junior Golf Academy from 2007-09 while Hank was teaching Tiger Woods.
  • Additionally, Huffman worked with many top-ranked juniors and LPGA standouts who have been ranked in the top-15 in the LPGA Rolex World Ranking. He is the only coach in the world to have developed two Byron Nelson International Junior Golf Award recipients in the same year (2008).
  • He starred in FootJoy’s 2017 “Never Quit” TV commercials and internet marketing campaign, and was featured in Franciscan Health’s 2017 TV commercials.
  • Following his time in college, Huffman spent time playing professionally on the PGA Tour de Las Americas (now the PGA Tour Latinoamerica), Golden Bear Tour, Hurricane Tour and the Maverick Tour, where he competed against many of today’s PGA Tour Members.