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Brian has gained vast experience in the Strength Conditioning/Sports Performance and Health/Fitness fields. He has also enjoyed a successful career as a Professional athlete, as well. Brian received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from Slippery Rock University.
Upon completion of his degree, he worked as an intern at the University of Pittsburgh as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. After completing his internship Brian was asked to remain on staff as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Varsity Sports. In that position, he was responsible for the design and implementation of all aspects of performance training for the Women’s Tennis and Soccer Teams. This included plyometric training, speed and agility, strength development, balance and flexibility. He also worked under the guidance of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Gary Wateska in the design and implementation of the workouts for all 18 varsity sports including the Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams.
Brian also worked as an intern for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Organization. As an intern he worked under the tutelage of Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Chet Fuhrman. In his role as intern, he was responsible for overseeing the daily strength and conditioning workouts of all the players including strength development, flexibility, and position specific conditioning and skills workouts.
Brian was a Performance Coach for Velocity Sports Performance in Gibsonia, PA. During his time there, he utilized the integrated training program designed by legendary speed coach Loren Seagrave. At Velocity, Brian was responsible for the athletic development of athletes ranging in age from 8-18 in all sports. The program utilized a progressive approach focusing on an athlete’s core and neuromuscular conditioning for strength and explosive power development integrating balance, flexibility and joint stability and coordination exercises. Each individual athlete’s movement mechanics emphasizing starts and acceleration, transition phase to max velocity, and multi-directional movement skills were addressed. These programs also included plyometrics, ladder drills and resistance training to increase neural intervention and improve movement mechanics.
In addition, Brian also worked at Fitness Innovations Personal Training Studio in Mt. Lebanon, Pa as a Personal Trainer. There he was responsible for designing and overseeing the workout programs for a variety of clients ranging in age from 10 to 80+ years of age. As a trainer he also provided basic nutrition advise to his clients.
During much of his post- high school period, Brian enjoyed a successful career as a Professional Wrestler. While wrestling, he won several regional and national titles and was rated as one of the top 500 wrestlers in the world by Pro Wrestling Illustrated Magazine on 5 separate occasions. During his 15+ year career as a wrestler, he has wrestled for such high profile as the WWE, the Philadelphia based ECW. While competing for the NWA(now TNA Wrestling) he was a Two-Time NWA World Heavyweight Champion and one of the top rated singles and tag team wrestlers. There he was also a multiple time Tag Team Champion as one of the most recognized tag teams, The Wrong Crowd.
Brian has starred in 4 feature films from KillerWolf Films, Fist of the Vampire, Warriors of the Apocalypse, Wendigo: Bound By Blood and most recently Ninja: Prophecy of Death. Fist is available in WalMart, Family Video and various video stores nationwide and has played overseas several times.
Professional Member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association
Serves as a Fitness and Nutritional Consultant for several local and national independent wrestlers
Held a position as the Head Instructor at the Pittsburgh Pro Wrestling Academy
Finalist in the 1997 Best Body in the Burgh
Featured in Pittsburgh Wedding Pages Magazine(Winter 1999) as a model in their Kennywood spread
Voted one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest