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IGCT Episode #131: Johnny Larson – “Working Through The Ranks”

Jonathan Larson is in his first year as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Performance at Manhattan College. The newly created position will supervise all strength & conditioning elements of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics’ 19 sport offerings.

Larson arrives in Riverdale after working this season as an assistant for the St. Louis Cardinals at their spring training facility in Jupiter, FL. With the Cardinals, he assisted with the programming and training of Major and Minor League athletes during spring training while also serving as the primary strength and conditioning coach of the Class A Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals. 

Prior to working

By |November 26th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments

IGCT Episode #130: Jeremy Schwendeman & John Mele – “Money Management For S&C’s”

This week on Iron Game Chalk Talk are two financial advisors that specialize in serving coaches at the college level as well as the NFL.  Jeremy Schwendeman and John Mele are financial advisors with the Mount Clare Group of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.  Both Jeremy and John are CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS™ and each has over twelve years industry experience.  Jeremy began his career as a college football coach, which helps he and John truly understand the unique challenges and opportunities facing coaches and their families.

In this episode we discuss:

Their journey as Financial Planners and how they came to work with Coaches.

By |November 19th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments

IGCT Episode #129: Yosef Johnson – “Value Added Process”

Yosef started as an athlete working with Dr Yessis in 1994. That relationship evolved into him being his apprentice for 20 years. He started Ultimate Athlete Concepts in 2003 and Nutromic Sports Nutrition in 2014. He has played a role in the planning of the CVASPS conference, and consults with several college programs in the U.S.


In this episode we discuss:

His journey into the Strength and Conditioning field.
Why should we care about research from other countries.
Recruiting vs Development
Athletes level of adaptability.
His company Ultimate Athlete Concepts
The best piece of coaching advice he has received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation

Download this Episode on iTunes or Stitcher Radio




Links We Mentioned:

Ultimate Athlete Concepts


By |November 12th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments

IGCT Episode #128: Dennis Cordell – “Should S&C’s Have Agents?”

Dennis Cordell was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia, and is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the George Mason University School of Law. Dennis began working for the NFL Coaches Association in August 1999, where he served as Assistant Executive Director. In that role he handled all the legal, licensing, database programming and the day-to-day management responsibilities of the NFLCA office. As Staff Counsel for the NFL Players Association from June 2005 through January 2006, Dennis represented various NFL players in fine appeal hearings, dealt with agent regulations and participated in collective bargaining sessions with

By |November 5th, 2015|Episodes|1 Comment

IGCT Episode #127: Al Vermeil – “Never Become To Impressed With Yourself”

Coach Al Vermeil is the ONLY strength coach to have World Championship rings from BOTH the NFL and the NBA. He is also the only strength coach who has been in the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball.

Al was honored by being one of the initial inductees to the Strength Coaches Hall of Fame in June 2003.

His knowledge and implementation of new techniques and training methods have made Coach Vermeil’s programs highly visible and respected throughout the sports world. He has developed successful training programs in a wide variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball and golf.

Al Vermeil is President of

By |October 29th, 2015|Episodes|0 Comments