Innovations in Athletics

An insider’s look at competitive sports that explores the advances in training, nutrition, coaching, medicine and equipment which are driving innovation across multiple disciplines. Hear from the award winning coaches and professional athletes who experience these innovations first hand, and what they mean for tomorrow’s athletes.

An insider’s look at competitive sports that explores the advances in training, nutrition, coaching, medicine and equipment which are driving innovation across multiple disciplines. Hear from the award winning coaches and professional athletes who experience these innovations first hand, and what they mean for tomorrow’s athletes.

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Innovations in Athletics Speakers

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Chris Long, Defensive End, New England Patriots—Long was drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft by the St. Louis Rams. He is entering his ninth season in the NFL and recently signed a contract with the New England Patriots. He founded The Chris Long Foundation in 2015 to achieve various charitable goals, such as providing clean water for East African communities and helping military members, youth in need, and the homeless.

Michele Madison, Field Hockey Head Coach, University of Virginia—Madison is a member of the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Hall of Fame and a former assistant US National Team and Olympic coach. She has spent 10 seasons at the helm of the Cavalier program, leading UVA to eight NCAA Tournament berths, including national semifinals appearances in 2009 and 2010. She is the only active Division I head coach to be a part of two United States Olympic staffs.

Bronco Mendenhall, Football Head Coach, University of Virginia—In December of 2015, Bronco Mendenhall was named head football coach at the University of Virginia. He joined the Cavalier program after serving as the head coach at BYU for 11 seasons. Mendenhall compiled a record of 99-43 record during his time at BYU to rank 12th in total wins among all FBS teams during that time. Over the course of his career with the Cougars, BYU was one of only 11 programs to advance to a bowl game each season. Among those 11 teams, only Florida State achieved more bowl wins than BYU’s six bowl game victories.

 

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