PENN TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A local doctor is starring in a reality TV show with former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis.
“Coaching Bad” is on SPIKE TV, and producers hand-picked Dr. Christian Conte from Penn Township, Westmoreland County.READ MORE: Anti-Violence Organizations In Pittsburgh React To New Law Enforcement Initiatives
Dr. Conte, who has a Ph.D. from Duquesne, is known for his work with anger management and that’s why producers sought him out.
“They saw some videos I did online and they said, “Hey, we have a show,'” said Dr. Conte.
Soon he was in Los Angeles filming. In the show, nine coaches with tempers are thrust into an intense anger management program.
“These are people who have allowed anger to kind of take over,” said Dr. Conte. “So they lose control oftentimes. Lose self-discipline. And they take their anger out on their athletes.”
He says the techniques he uses with the coaches can be useful for everyone.READ MORE: UPMC Doctors Trying To Raise Awareness About Benefits Of Naps For First Responders
“I think one of the things I’m most proud of about this show is that I’m hearing from people all over the country about how they’re are learning about their own anger,” said Dr. Conte.
As for Dr. Conte’s relationship with the former Raven, well, they have an understanding.
“Ray Lewis and I love each other. We are very good friends, but it is very clear that I bleed black and yellow, and he is a Raven,” Dr. Conte said.
You can connect with Dr. Conte on Twitter at @Dr_Conte.
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