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President & CEO

Academic Chairmen

​​Ken Mierke, BS, Author, The Triathlete's Guide to Run Training, specializes in exercise physiology with an emphasis in nutrition, biology and psychology.  He is an ITU World Champion (2-time gold medalist and 2-time silver medalist, physically challenged division) and 1996 Olympic Torchbearer.  Ken was the USAT Mid Atlantic Region Athlete Development Coordinator, 2002-2003 and Director of Training, Joe Friel's Ultrafit, 2002-2004.  He has provided business coaching and technical instruction to 36 coaching businesses, Read more ...

Scott Dolly, MS, ATC, CSCS, completed his Master’s degree in Athletic Training at Shenandoah University in Winchester Virginia, where he graduated with honors. He was awarded both the PEART award for his leadership and service in Athletic Training and the Most Outstanding Graduate Award by the Alumni Association. Read more ...

Dr. Phil Maffetone, PhD is a pioneer in the field of biofeedback. He is an internationally-acclaimed author, having published more than 20 books including the first on heart-rate monitoring in the early 1980s, and the first on the benefits of barefoot running in the 1990s. His “Big Book of Health and Fitness” serves as a bible for the healthy and active lifestyle, and his textbook, “Complementary Sports Medicine” is published in four languages. He continues to write extensively and lecture worldwide on health and human performanceRead more ...

Dr. Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, MPT is a physical therapist and National Director of Sports Medicine for Physiotherapy Associates. He has been a physical therapist since 1997 and been researching the area of movement assessment for the past 12 years. Dr. Nessler designed and built an athletic bio-mechanical analysis system that he transferred to an automated version using the Microsoft Xbox One technology in 2014. Read more ...

Ian Adamson,  MS Sports Medicine, BS Bio-mechanical Engineering, 7x World Champion, 3x World Record Holder, X-Games Gold Medalist, President International Obstacle Racing Federation.  ​​Ian graduated from Sydney University with an honors degree in Mechanical Engineering and from Chapman University, California, with a Masters in Sports Medicine.  During his ten years working in the implantable medical device industry he was COO and VP Engineering at Reflex Medical Products, Inc. Read more ... 

​​Jay Dicharry, MPT, SCS is a physical therapist, a Board- Certified Sports Clinical Specialist, researcher, author, and coach.  Jay built his international reputation as an expert in biomechanical analysis as Director of the SPEED Clinic at the University of Virginia, and now as Director of the REP Biomechanics Lab in Bend, OR. 

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Staff

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Mark Cucuzzella is a Professor at West Virginia University School of Medicine. As a US Air Force Reservist he designs programs to promote healthier and better running with the US Air Force Efficient Running Project.  Mark has presented running workshops on over 40 military bases. You can view modules on his Efficient Running website. Read more ...

2017 Health Running Conference  hosted by Race SLO & the City of San Luis Obispo

Zach Couch, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist, Clinic Director – Texas Physical Therapy SpecialistsZach is a physical therapist, and a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS).  Zach has completed a Fellowship in Manual Therapy and is recognized as a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).  Read more ...

VP Sports Medicine

Academic Staff