David Archer, Roger J. Weiss ‘61 Head Coach of Football, Cornell University
David Archer (Ithaca, NY) is the head football coach at Cornell University and is the nation’s second youngest Division I head football coach (by three days). His career at Cornell began as a player and senior captain of the team in 2004.
After graduation, David spent time coaching high school in New Jersey as part of the Teach for America program before returning to Cornell as an assistant coach and today the Roger J. Weiss ‘61 Head Coach of Football. As alumni, boosters, and administrators are fond of saying at Cornell, Archer has seemingly always bled Big Red.
Integrating many of the concepts of Peak Performance Mind Coaching into his coaching practice, David offers a visionary approach to life both on and off the field. He has provided steadfast leadership while making education his mission — in football, in the classroom, and in life away from Cornell.
When he speaks about how Big Red football has shaped his entire life, it is easy to understand why success is coming to David personally and to the entire program in the years ahead.
David is a native of Endicott, N.Y.
Mike Diffley, PGA
Mike Diffley, PGA (New York, NY) has been the head golf professional at the Pelham Country Club in Pelham Manor, NY since 1988. He grew up in Queens, NY and is a graduate of St. John’s University, where he is the only golfer selected to be in the Athletic Hall of Fame. He has also worked as an assistant professional at Nassau CC and Cherry Valley Club, both in Long Island, NY.
As an instructor, Mike’s commitment to the development of the “total golfer” includes his strong belief in the importance of the mind game and the emotional mastery skills shared through Peak Performance Mind Coaching. He uses hypnosis with golfers to help them achieve states of peak performance, and his five pillars include: Concentration and Focus, Positive Attitude, Decisiveness, Judgment, and Enjoyment.
A highly-accomplished player, Mike has successfully competed at both the amateur and professional levels, with victories on most of the tours on which he has played. The highlights of his playing career include: 1976 NYC Junior Champion, 1982 Big East Conference Champion, 1991 Metropolitan Open Champion, 1992 Westchester PGA Champion, and 2001 Metropolitan PGA Head Professional Champion. Additionally, Mike has qualified for several PGA Tour and Senior Tour events, including the 1990 and 1992 Buick Classic (Westchester CC in Rye, NY), the 2010 Senior Open (Sahalee CC in Seattle, WA), and the 2011 Senior PGA Championship (Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, KY).
Mike can be reached at (914) 738-5074 or at email@example.com