“Everybody’s going through something,” said Emmett Gill, social work professor and student athlete wellness and personal development director at The University of Texas at Austin. “That’s the rubber band that ties everything together in terms of mentoring for our student athletes.”

On MaketScale’s Sports and Entertainment Podcast, Gill breaks down the often forgotten but critically important role of social work in the sports world. He discusses the revolutionary program that’s improving student athletes’ mental health and wellness on the UT campus, and why it should spread to more campuses nationwide.

Listen to the podcast.