At Football Coach U, we have assembled a group of the top coaches in the country to ensure the highest quality information. We take education seriously and want to pass along only the best content. In order to reach our mission of helping great coaches build great programs, we needed to gather the most respected coaches, who not only talk-the-talk, but also walk-the-walk (these elite coaches are in-the-trenches getting results everyday).
Here is Football Coach U’s Coaching Council:
Director of Football Coach U
Jim Kielbaso works with several high schools, and has helped develop guys from high school all the way to the NFL. NFL agents regularly send Jim elite football players in order to prepare for the NFL combine and Pro Days, and the University of Michigan hired him to work with their graduating seniors to prepare for the same events. Jim also gets called into major high school and college football programs to set-up or fix their current strength, speed & conditioning programs (in fact, John Calipari even had him in to work with and get his Kentucky Wildcats faster and more explosive).
After graduating from Toledo with a degree in Physical Education, Rath started his professional career at nearby Crestwood (Dearborn Heights, Mich.) High School where he was an assistant football coach as well as their director of speed and strength training. Rath is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (C.S.C.C.A.). He has written articles for multiple publications and speaks at numerous conferences and football camps throughout the year. Rath also started the annual Detroit Lions Strength and Conditioning Clinic in 2011. The event is a forum for providing, sharing and exchanging information in the ever changing world of strength & conditioning.
Michigan State University
Coach Mannie has written more than 300 articles and four book chapters on the various aspects of strength/conditioning, speed/power development, sports nutrition, motivation, athletics, and the anabolic drug abuse issue. He has served as a consultant to several NFL teams on training equipment, program design, and the organization and administration of testing protocols. Prior to his arrival at Michigan State, Mannie spent nine years in a similar capacity at the University of Toledo (1985-94). He worked for Nick Saban in 1990 when the Rockets won a share of the Mid-American Conference title and finished 9-2.
West Virginia University
Coach Bauer interned at Eastern Michigan University and has extensive experience running high school football strength and conditioning programs. He also worked as a sports performance specialist at the Total Performance Training Center in Michigan where he designed and administered programs for NFL clientele.
Eastern Michigan University
McKeefery spent the 2013 season working with the NFL’s Cincinnati Bengals after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Florida and the University of Tennessee. In 2013, McKeefery received the prestigious title of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach at from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
He has lectured for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association, and numerous major universities, and has been published in the National Strength and Conditioning Journal, American Football Monthly and Stack Magazine.
United States Air Force Academy
McGettigan spent 11 years as the strength and conditioning coach at Iowa State before coming to Air Force in 2007. Prior to this, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Notre Dame and the strength and conditioning coordinator for Wisconsin-Platteville. McGettigan completed his undergraduate work in physical education at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, in 1987, where he was a three-year starter on the football team. He earned his master’s degree in 1989 from Wisconsin-Platteville.
University of Illinois
He brings over 20 years of strength and conditioning experience to Illinois, previously serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Michigan, working with football. Prior to that, he spent nine years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Bowling Green University, overseeing all 18 sports at BGSU. Prior to his stint with the Falcons, Hillman served as an assistant strength coach at Notre Dame (1998-2001), Connecticut (1996-98), Cincinnati (1995-96) and Ball State (1992-95).
University of Pittsburgh
He earned a degree in Kinesiology specializing in Exercise Science from Bowling Green State University in 2009, as well as being a former walk-on and letter winner for the Falcons. He also spent time working as a sports performance coach at Total Performance Training Center in Michigan where he created and implemented strength and conditioning programs at two high schools.
Elite Sports Nutritionist
Dr. Chris Mohr is simply one of the very best in the world. He has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics.
He was a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also an Expert Contributor to Reebok. Through his company Mohr Results, Inc., he works with all types of individuals from youth to professional athletes.
Dr. Mohr is a Nutrition Spokesperson and Consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including – Discovery Health Channel, The Dairy Council, Clif Bar, Nordic Naturals
He often appears on TV as a nutritional guest expert, including an appearance with Chef Emeril Lagasse
Dr. Mohr Was the nutrition expert for a book he worked on with LL Cool J called “LL Cool J’s Platinum Workout” and worked closely with Fitness Celebrity Denise Austin to create the entire nutrition component of her latest book.
He is on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, such as Men’s Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men’s Health and Fitness, to name a few.