Tasha Bell
Mental Health Counselor
SAB 352 B


  • University of Minnesota (2020, PhD – Family Social Science)
  • BYU (2015, MA Marriage and Family Therapy)
  • Utah Valley University (2011, BS Psychology)

Professional Experience

  • Worked in marriage and family therapy at the University of Minnesota and BYU (2013-2018)
  • Assistant coach and graduate student manager for University of Minnesota women's soccer (2015-2018)
  • Served as sorority house advisor for Beta of Clovia at University of Minnesota (2016-2018)
  • Goalkeeper trainer for Prior Lake Soccer Club in Minneapolis (2016-2018)
  • Assistant coach, recruiting coordinator and director of operations at UVU for women's soccer (2011-2015)
  • UVU Wolverine Soccer camps director (2011-2013)
  • Head coach of UC Strikers U-15 club soccer team (2006) and goalkeeper trainer with Wasatch Soccer Club (2008) and Celtic Storm (2004-05)

Athletic Experience

  • Played goalkeeper at UVU (2004-06, 09)
    • Earned all-conference, academic all-conference for the Wolverines
    • Helped UVU win the Great West regular season championship and tournament title


  • Served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Chicago, Illinois Mission (Spanish speaking) from 2007-08


    • Farmington, Utah


      • Speaks Spanish, enjoys running and camping and following soccer and tennis


      • Has four siblings and is an aunt to nine nieces and nephews

      Dr. Tasha Bell completed her master’s degree at Brigham Young University in 2015 and her PhD at the University of Minnesota in 2020. Tasha was originally hired by football head coach Kalani Sitake to work with the football team in player development and recruiting. Eventually, Tasha transitioned to her current position where she continues to work with football and other teams including the football, volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, swim and dive, and track and women's cross country teams. Tasha competed as a Division I student athlete in soccer, has coached at the DI collegiate level for 8 years at Utah Valley University and University of Minnesota. She has been a part of 5 regular season conference championships, 4 tournament conference championships, has coached 54 all-conference student-athletes, and 51 academic all-conference student athletes. Tasha's degree is in Marriage and Family Therapy and she brings a unique systemic perspective to the world of sport psychology. To add to her specialization, she is currently seeking the internationally recognized Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) certification as a mental performance coach (CMPC). Tasha teaches the BYU courses Performance Psychology and The Science and Practice of Positive Living.  She is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and Collegiate Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association (CCSPA). 

      BYU Hall of Fame