This past weekend we had the opportunity to attend the Mamba Sports Academy Strength and Conditioning conference Highlighting the World of Performance with the Most Influential Speakers of our Era. The conference took place at the Mamba Sports Academy 100k SqFt facility in Los Angeles. Over the span of 2 days we got to present our products to the attendees, and listen to many Professionals speak about their craft. Below you will find a list of Guest Speakers and a quick bio about their experience in the sports world. To learn more Visit the Mamba Sports Academy website at: https://sportsacademy.us/
Scott Caulfield – CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Colorado College
Scott Caulfield is responsible for the day-to-day supervision and training of all athletes, interns, and coaches at the 6,000-square-foot Performance Center at the NSCA National Headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dr. Bryan Mann – Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami
Dr. Bryan Mann is currently an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences at the University of Miami. He has been in the field of strength & conditioning at the college level since 1998. He has coached at Southwest Missouri State University, Arizona State University, University of Tulsa and the University of Missouri.
Brett Bartholomew – CSCS*D, RSCC*D
Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance®. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies.
Cory Schlesinger – Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns
Cory Schlesinger has currently transitioned from Div I basketball and is in his first season in the NBA serving as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Phoenix Suns.
Prior, Schlesinger was at Stanford University as the Director of Sports Performance Coach for the men’s basketball team.
Dana Santas- CSCS, E-RYT
Known as the “Mobility Maker,” Dana Santas CSCS, E-RYT, is a breathing, mobility and mind-body coach in professional sports, health & wellness expert for CNN, best-selling author of the book “Practical Solutions for Back Pain Relief” and international presenter on ways to breathe, move and feel better in our bodies and minds for performance enhancement and healthier, happier living.
Bert Sorin – President and Co-Owner of Sorinex
Bert and his wonderful wife Lesley are the proud parents of three children. Bert and his family, a family rooted in strength, have been entrenched in the human performance world for as far back as he can remember. Growing up with a barbell in his hand has been pivotal in charting the course of his life and leading him to become a 4-time Division 1 All-American Track and Field (Hammer and 35 lb. Weight Throw), Southeastern Conference Champion, former record holder in Weight Throw, and an Olympic Trials athlete.
Ryan Horn – Wake Forest Director of Athletic Performance
Ryan Horn is in his fifth season with the Wake Forest basketball program in 2018-19. Horn serves as the Demon Deacons’ Director of Athletic Performance. Horn’s work has been vital to Wake Forest’s resurgence as the Deacs returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2017. Among the athletes he has helped develop was 2017 NBA first round pick John Collins. Horn joined the Demon Deacons in April 2014 after working under head coach Danny Manning at Tulsa where he helped the Golden Hurricane win the 2013-14 Conference USA regular season and tournament championships–the program’s first title since 2003.
Chad Wesley Smith – Juggernaut Training Systems
Chad is the owner and founder of Juggernaut Training Systems, as well as being one of the most highly regarded strength coaches and athletes of the modern era. As an athlete, Chad has posted Top 10 All-Time Total in wraps (1055kg/2325#) and sleeves (1010kg/2226#), won 2 National Championships in the Shot Put and earned his Pro Card in Strongman.
Stephanie Cacioppo – Ph.D. Director, Affective Science | Mamba Sports Academy
Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, Ph.D., is the director of the Affective Science Center of Excellence at the Mamba Sports Academy. She is also the first female President of the Society for Social Neuroscience; the Director of the Brain Dynamics Laboratory at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience in the Biological Sciences Division at the University of Chicago. Named a “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science for her “outstanding contributions to the science of psychology in the areas of research, teaching, and/or application”, she has won several other prizes and awards for her research in affective and social neuroscience. She has authored more than 120 scientific publications and her work has been featured in several outlets, including the Scientific American, Washington Post, Discover Magazine, The Guardian, National Geographic, and the New York Times.
Megan Young – High-Performance Director for the Chicago Red Stars
Megan was hired as the First Team High-Performance Director for the Chicago Red Stars in the National Women’s Soccer League. Prior joining the Red Stars, Megan was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for women’s basketball and soccer, a role she had since 2010.
Reggie Scott – Senior Director of Sports Medicine and Performance
Reggie Scott enters his 10th year with the Rams and was named senior director of sports medicine and performance in 2018 after serving as the director of sports medicine and performance for two years after serving the five previous years as the Rams head athletic trainer.
Isaiah Pead – Former NFL Athlete
Isaiah Pead was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, the eldest of four children in a single parent home. Having to be the example of the household, Isaiah thrived in sports being a heavily recruited athlete in football and track. He attended Eastmoor Academy High School where he played both sides of the ball on the field, including special teams. Pead was the state champion of the 400m run as a junior and again in the 100m dash as a senior. Although never becoming a state champion on the field, Isaiah knew where his passion was in football. He accepted a scholarship to the university of Cincinnati as a running back where he helped win 3 Big East championships in his 4 years of play. He was the 2011 Big East Offensive POY and the 2012 Senior Bowl MVP.
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