Dr. Trillion Small Joins Coaching Staff as Mental Performance Coach
The Dallas Jackals are proud to announce Dr. Trillion Small is joining the coaching staff as Mental Performance Coach. Dr. Small has a Ph.D. in Clinical Counseling and has been a mental training coach and mental health counselor for eight years.
Originally from San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Small was raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from University of Missouri-Columbia before moving to Tennessee to complete her Masters in Professional Counseling at Lipscomb University in Nashville. In 2018, Dr. Small completed her Ph.D Clinical Counseling at Trevecca Nazarene University.
Dr. Small moved to Dallas, Texas in 2017 and soon founded Attachment Leadership, which serves as the umbrella for her mental health counseling practice and business psychology consulting. She provides customized wellness & leadership development programs, emotional intelligence corporate training, and youth development curriculum. Additionally, she is the author of six books and the founder of her book publishing company, They Speak Publishing.
Dr. Small is also an adjunct professor at The University of Texas at Dallas in the Behavioral & Brain Sciences Department. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a certified John Maxwell leadership development strategist, and a Sport and Performance Psychology Consultant where she provides mental training for high performers from the locker room to the boardroom.
Recently, Dr. Small was a TEDx Speaker. Her talk titled “Overcoming the Fear of Love” provides the psychological and neurological perspective of fear; particularly as it relates to love. Trillion is also the Founder and Lead Organizer for TEDxFrisco.
She was a runner up for the 2019 Collin County Woman of the Year and was recognized as Nashville’s Black 40 under 40 in 2016. Dr. Small has also been seen on national and international television and heard on several local news and nationally syndicated talk show radio stations such as: CBS, NBS, The Word Network, CTN, American Family Radio, and Total Living Network.
Allen Clarke, Jackals Director of Rugby and Head Coach said, “It’s great to have Trillion join our management team as Mental Performance Coach to compliment the strength & conditioning and rugby aspects of our program. The mind is a powerful force – to have someone of Trillion’s expertise & enthusiasm on board is fantastic.”
We are happy to welcome Dr. Trillion Small to the pack!
About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 12 teams in 2021, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada. The competition follows an 18-week regular schedule for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, ESPN+, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.
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