Sports Fusion Speaker Set - BSMPG 2015

sam coad



University of Michigan, Performance Director

Former Strength and Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist with the Brisbane Lions Australian Rules Football Club

Topic: Elite athlete monitoring systems - methods and techniques for assessing recovery in athletes.


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Inside Tracker


Mr. Sam Coad BSpSc(Hons), CSCS,  recently moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan from Brisbane, Australia, where he previously served as strength and conditioning coach and sport scientist with the Brisbane Lions Australian Rules Football Club. Prior to working with the Brisbane AFL club, he completed strength and conditioning and sports science internships with two professional Australian rugby teams, the Gold Coast Titans Rugby League and Queensland Reds Rugby Union. 

Coad has previously worked teaching fellow in the sports and exercise science program at Bond University, having previously receiving his bachelor of sport sciences degree from the same university, graduating with honors in 2012 after earning Dean's Awards in 2011 and 2012. He is a PhD candidate at Bond, researching the neuroimmunological, physiological and biochemical responses of elite contact sports athletes to training and competition.

Currently, Coad works with the University of Michigan Football department were he is responsible for assessing and enhancing student-athlete readiness, performance and recovery as part of the comprehensive sports performance program. As a integrated strength and conditioning coach and sports scientists he trains athletes and interprets data obtained from football student-athletes during workouts, practices and games to provide training recommendations to strength and conditioning, and football coaches.

 charlie weingroff 



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perform better

Lecture: Utilizing a Movement Profile Into Your Neural Net


Charlie Weingroff is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Certified Athletic Trainer, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He was most recently the Director of Physical Performance and Resiliency and Lead Physical Therapist for the United States Marines Corps Special Operations Command in Camp Lejeune, NC. He is also Director of Clinical Education for the Vibraflex Whole-Body Vibration and Andante Medical, the makers of the SmartStep, mobile force plate. He graduated from Ursinus College with a degree in Exercise and Sports Science in 1996, and went on to earn an MSPT in 1999 and DPT in 2010 from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.



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rapid recovery


Andy has been working with elite athletes for more than 18 years. He served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NHL’s Florida Panthers from 2005 to 2009, and has since consulted for multiple professional teams and national sporting bodies. 

Andy is recognized for his experience with uniquely gifted athletes in a number of sports, including World and Olympic Champions, World Record Holders, and Major Sport MVP’s.

Andy hold’s a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology, a as well as designations in biomechanics, sports nutrition, and exercise rehabilitation.  Andy’s primary areas of interest include: identification of key performance indicators in sport, neuroscientific components of skilled movement, and endocrine responses during training & recovery.  

Andy has served as a consultant to senior management with Hockey Canada, and has been involved in a number of initiatives using analytics and sport science to understand performance, training, and injury prevention in the game of hockey.


Eric Oetter



Topic 1: NeuroImmune Plasicity: The Substrate of Performance

Topic 2: Breakout Session






Eric is an author, speaker, coach, and student, currently pursuing his DPT from the Emory University School of Medicine.

Following an injury-shortened athletic career at Georgia Tech, Eric has coached a diverse clientele at two of the top gyms in the country, Indianapolis Fitness and Sports Training and Cressey Performance. He has since consulted with coaches in the Big Ten and was recently named one of the Top 25 Fitness Industry Rising Stars by

Eric champions the principles of the Postural Restoration Institute and has been formally trained in the methodologies of DNS, FMS/SFMA, and PRRT, among others.

His articles can be found on,, and in Fighting Fit magazine.





From Eric Cressey

"Eric Oetter is one of the brightest young minds in the world of health and human performance. He's incredibly well versed in a number of different realms, making him not only a great coach, but also a great teacher. Don't miss an opportunity to see him present; you'll regret it."



From Mike Robertson

"It's rare that I've met someone at his young age that has the intellect and critical thinking skills to take what's taught to him, critically analyze it, and then make it his own.

Don't let his age fool you - Eric is wise beyond his years, and someone I expect to lead our industry for many years to come."




From Bill Hartman

"Eric is one of the sharpest minds in the industry with a broad understanding of the movement and sports sciences. Those of us who have had to opportunity to work with him directly already know that he will be one of the big names in a few short years. Credit Art Horne for knowing where to find the newest top talent and for providing Eric a forum to share his knowledge of the complex subject matter of human performance."




Jay Demayo



University of Richmond

Topic:  Athlete Preparation: An open discussion on our results oriented approach


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Jay DeMayo has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Men’s and Women’s Basketball at the University of Richmond since October 2005.  Jay is a graduate of the State University of New York College at Cortland where he was a two year starter on the Men’s Soccer team.  Prior to taking over the responsibilities of Men’s and Women’s Basketball at UR Jay worked with every team on campus as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach working.  During his tenure at Richmond, Coach DeMayo has worked with five All-Americans, and 10 Atlantic 10 championship teams.  Presently Jay is also responsible for the dry land training for NOVA Aquatics LLC, one of the top youth swim clubs on the eastern seaboard where he has coached over twenty athlete’s whom have qualified for Olympic Trials.

Coach DeMayo’s constant effort to better himself as a coach has brought him numerous certifications.  Coach DeMayo has his Level I coaching certification from USA Track and Field, is certified as an American Kettlebell Club Coach, United States Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Coach DeMayo has also been a presenter for four consecutive years at the Pennsylvania State Clinic at Juniata College.  At the PA State Clinic Coach DeMayo has spoken on “Training Soccer Players, Developing a 3 Day Strength Training Program,”  “Max Effort Training for Sports,” and “Lift Preparation, The Next Evolution of the Warm Up,” “Developing a Progression for Auxiliary Lifts” and “Teaching the Squat and Deadlift.”  Coach DeMayo has also presented at the University of Richmond Sports Performance Clinic and with the Cal Ripken Jr. Baseball Academy.  Coach DeMayo has also been involved in developing the Basketball Strength Symposium in Raleigh, NC, and the Central VA Sports Performance Seminar.



Topic: Windows of Trainability




Dr. Roman Fomin holds a PhD in Physiology and is also an Associate Professor of Physiology. Dr. Fomin is a highly regarded, innovative, and analytical senior scientist. His research and laboratory management experiences include 15 years of extensive multi-disciplinary work in areas of electrophysiological and  biomechanical methods, surface and stimulation electromyography, transcranial magnetic stimulation of the brain and spinal cord, motion analysis, and electroencephalography. Dr. Fomin has a track record in designing breakthrough physiological methods and technologies for elite-level coaching, sports science and sports medicine. He is a co-founder of the Readiness and Windows of Trainability concepts designed to optimize the training process of Olympic and professional athletes to achieve the best results while avoiding negative side effects. Dr. Fomin has gone further and developed an innovative, practical approach of Predictive Modelling and Biological Optimization that allows for the creation of an optimal roadmap to high performance and success in sports. Additionally, he possesses proven skills in authoring scientific and educational articles and papers. He is also a Regular Member of the American Physiological Society and the European College of Sport Science.



**Speakers are subject to change due to an emergency