Dr. Brandon Marcello was named the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University in December of 2007. His role is to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 35 intercollegiate sports. Marcello brings over 14 years of experience in the area of athletic performance enhancement to the Farm. Marcello most recently served as the Director of Performance for USA Softball (2008 Silver Medal). Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Marcello served as the Speed and Conditioning Coach for the Baylor University Women’s Softball Team. In 1999 Marcello was approached by Mark Verstegen to join him in Tempe, AZ to help create Athletes’ Performance (AP), a world class training facility for professional and elite athlete. Prior to his work at the Arizona facility, Marcello was a Performance Specialist at the International Performance Institute (IPI) of the IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL. A recognized author, Brandon’s work appears regularly in various journals, textbooks and periodicals. Brandon holds a PhD in Sports Nutrition from Baylor University. Marcello is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and holds two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Marcello is also certified through U.S.A. Weightlifting.
In this episode we discuss:
- His journey as a strength and conditioning coach.
- The Stanford Staff Model
- What he does for staff development, and ways for you to find money at your University.
- How he integrates leadership into his training.
- How he maintains a great relationship with his athletes long after they leave the “Farm”.
- His Mentors, Favorite Quote, Book/App/Website Recommendations.
Links We Mentioned:
- Brandon’s Twitter
- Favorite Quote: “Discovery consists of seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.”
- Book Recommendation:
- Website Recommendation: Ted Talks
- App Recommendation: Twitter
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