Earnie Fingers is currently in his first year as a member of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes team. Fingers comes to LSU with experience from the Washington Redskins Foundation Coaches in the Classroom, the University of Maryland and Michigan State University.
As the Academic Advisor for Athletics with the Redskins, Fingers created a collaborative academic support system at West Potomac High School. He assisted and evaluated the student-athletes in setting academic, athletic, personal and career goals. Fingers also enhanced student-athlete development by conducting life skills workshops and provided develop in transferable life and leadership skills.
While a Learning Specialist and Program Assistant at Maryland, Fingers determined academic needs of at-risk student-athletes and implemented a range of learning strategies. He utilized and applied theoretical approaches to retention, in addition to counseling skills and techniques.
During his time as Assistant Coordinator at Michigan State, Fingers assisted in the planning and designing of Summer Bridge and First Year Freshman Experience programs.
Fingers possesses valuable counseling experience. Since 2006, he has served as HYPER Sports Consulting’s Sport Performance Consultant. During his career, Fingers also has served as a counselor and personal development coordinator with Michigan State’s Upward Bound Program which completed social, personal and emotional need assessments of at-risk student participants.
Fingers received a PhD in Educational Administration from Michigan State. He also has earned master’s degrees in Counseling, Community Psychology and Human Resources/Labor Relations while at Michigan State. Fingers obtained a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Hampton University.