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Shaun Tyrance

Vice President of Player Services and Assessment


Shaun Tyrance originally joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019 as the franchise's first in-house clinician and enters his fifth season with the club in 2023. He was promoted to Vice President of Player Services and Assessment in May 2022.

In the newly developed role as Vice President of Player Services and Assessment, Tyrance focuses on all aspects of behavioral health, wellness and performance psychology for all club employees, including players, coaches and staff. Tyrance also provides special programming for the team's rookies and players on injured reserve, as well as spearheads the organization's diversity education initiative, Kingdom United. The mission of Kingdom United is to use diversity-themed books to teach elementary school students to appreciate each other's differences and embrace everyone for who they are. Kingdom United has donated over 55,000 books to more than 10,000 students, and the program has generated over 2,500 hours of diversity, equity and inclusion conversations in the classroom. 

Prior to joining the Chiefs, Tyrance had opened a successful private practice in Charlotte, N.C., in 2010, where he provided mental health counseling, leadership development and mental skills training to college and professional athletes. In addition to working with athletes and coaches, Tyrance has consulted with Fortune 500 companies to help them hire and develop top talent within their organizations.

Tyrance also spent a decade working in collegiate and professional athletics, serving as the Director of Sport Psychology for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (2007-10), the Director of Sport Psychology for Chip Ganassi Racing, a multi-car NASCAR team (2006-07), and as the Academic Coordinator for Football at North Carolina State University (2003-06).

In addition to being a licensed clinical mental health counselor, Tyrance is certified in multiple psychometric tools, including the Hogan Personality Assessments, 16PF, Birkman First Look, and Saville Wave Assessment. He has been published in periodicals and is the co-author of Winning at the College Level: Thriving as a First-Year Student-Athleteand The Career Game Plan: Preparing Student-Athletes to Compete and Win in the World of Work.

He was a four-year letter-winner and co-captain for the Davidson College football program, graduating with a bachelor's degree in sociology.

Education:Davidson College (B.S. 2000), University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.S. 2003), North Carolina State University (M.Ed. 2006), University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Ph.D. 2010). Family: Wife – Margaret; Children – Raegan and Riley.