Dr. Bill Thierfelder is in his 16th year as President of
Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic, Benedictine liberal
arts college ranked as one of the fastest growing
Catholic colleges in the U.S., ranked top three in
undergraduate teaching by U.S. News & World Report,
and a recommended college by The Newman
Guide to choosing a faithfully Catholic college.
Prior to his appointment he served as President of
the world-renowned York Barbell Company and was
principal and co-founder of the Joyner Sports Medicine
Institute. He has also served as Executive Director of the Player Management Group, a sports representation company providing services to professional athletes.
Dr. Thierfelder is a licensed psychologist and received his master’s and doctoral degrees in Sports Psychology and Human Movement from Boston University. He is a former member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry, NCAA Division I Coach, Olympian (did not compete due to injury), National Champion and a two-time All- American from the University of Maryland. He is a member of the Sports Faith International Hall of Fame, which includes world-class athletes, coaches, and team owners, such as Vince Lombardi, the Chicago Bear’s George “Papa Bear” Halas, the New York Giants Wellington Mara, and others. And he is also the author of Less Than A Minute To Go: The Secret to World-Class Performance in Sport, Business and Everyday Life.
Dr. Thierfelder has also led the fight for religious freedom by initiating the first lawsuit against the federal government over the HHS healthcare mandate as well as testifying before the United States Congress in matters related to religious liberty. Dr. Thierfelder was born and raised in New York City. He is a Knight of Malta and member of Legatus and he currently lives just outside of Charlotte, NC with his wife, Mary, and their ten children. Both Dr. Thierfelder and his wife are Oblates of Belmont Abbey Monastery.