Huskers Performance Symposium

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3rd Floor West Stadium

Memorial Stadium

Lincoln, NE 68588

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Andrew Althoff joined the Baylor University Athletic Performance staff in February of 2009. He advanced through various roles before becoming Co-Director of Olympic Sports in 2011. Later, he was promoted to serve as Associate Director of Football, and in May of 2014, Andrew accepted the newly created position of Director of Applied Performance. Additionally, he works as a performance coach with Football as well as Acrobatics and Tumbling.

Cliff Carlson is the Senior Recruiter for Hudl and spends the vast majority of his time working with, thinking about, and building high-performing teams. He is paid to do two things: say no and ask why. A Nebraska native, Cliff lives in Lincoln with his wife and two children. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a degree in international business.

Boyd Epley is the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Initially hired by former Athletic Director Bob Devaney to start a strength and conditioning program at Nebraska in 1969, he served 35 years with five national football championships. From 2006 to 2014, Boyd served as director of coaching performance for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in Colorado Springs, the organization he founded in 1978.

Daniel Kant-Hull is in his second season with Marquette University as an assistant director of sports performance, focusing on men's and women's cross country and track and field, women's tennis, and men's golf. Prior to Marquette, Kant-Hull interned with the Cleveland Browns as a performance analyst. With the Browns, he was responsible for player tracking using Catapult GPS. Kant-Hull graduated from Carroll University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a sports nutrition minor.

Brian Kopp is Catapult’s President for North America, overseeing all operations for the region. Brian brings a wealth of sports technology experience to Catapult’s fastest-growing market, driving strategic partnerships, league-level discussions, and growing the company’s Chicago-based office to take sports and data science to the next level for Catapult clients.

Brandon Marcello recently served as the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University, Marcello’s role was to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 36 intercollegiate sports for 8 years. He was the creator of the highly-acclaimed Performance Based Dining concept that has been successfully implemented since 2011. Prior to his arrival at Stanford, he served as the Director of Performance for USA Softball and developed and implemented all development programs for the 2008 Silver Medal US Olympic Softball team, 2007 Gold Medal Pan American team and 2006 Gold Medal World Championship team. In 1999, Brandon joined EXOS (formerly Athletes' Performance (AP) in Phoenix, a world class training facility for professional and elite athlete. Prior to his work at the Arizona facility, Marcello was a Performance Specialist at the International Performance Institute (IPI) of the IMG Academies in Bradenton, FL.

Matt Mueller is the General Manager of the Coaching Tools tribe at Hudl. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an undergraduate degree and MBA from the Jeffrey S. Raikes School in Computer Science and Management. He has been with Hudl for nine years, holding a variety of roles across several departments, including support, sales, marketing, and business development.

Curt Tomasevicz is a PhD student from the University of Nebraska in Biological Engineering working part time with the Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab. He is a full time instructor in the engineering department and his area of study is currently in lower body power output. After receiving his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and playing football for the Cornhuskers for four years, Curt joined the U.S. National Bobsled Team for ten years and qualified to compete in three Olympics (2006, 2010, 2014), winning one gold and one bronze in the 4-man competition.

Jeff Zeilstra has spent the past 11 years working in various high performance environments with a focus on athlete development and performance. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with an bachelors degree in Kinesiology, he worked at INSEP in France with national team athletes before spending time with the Olympic Winter Games in the area of athlete and coach services. Currently Jeff is working with high performance teams in the area of sleep and performance with Fatigue Science, based in Vancouver, Canada.

Keynote Address:

Joe I. Vigil, Ph.D, is a leader in the running both domestically and internationally in positions at the helm of competition, as a coaching instructor and as a goodwill ambassador. During a 50+ years, Coach Joe Vigil coached at Adams State University in Alamosa, Co for 28 years is guidance resulted in 425 All-America distinctions, 87 individual national titles and 19 total national championships from both cross country and track. A decorated leader with a USATF Master Coach distinction, is a 14-time National Coach of the Year, who has earned inductions into 11 Halls of Fame and has received the USATF Legend Coach Award, TAC President’s Award, the Coaching Education Lifetime Achievement Award and the USOC “Doc” Counsilman Coach Award twice. Coach has led two U.S. Olympic Teams, including appointments at the Seoul 1988 and Beijing 2008 Games. His resume also includes leadership at four Pan American Games, two World University Games and seven IAAF World Cross Country Championships. Under his direction, athletes have realized 20 combined podium appearances at World Championships and Olympic Games in both cross country and track and field, 47 individual senior champions, 17 national records, and three athletes with No.1 world rankings, making Coach Vigil the only active coach to attain such success.


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Hotel rooms are reserved at the Courtyard Marriott in the historic Haymarket at 115.00 USD per night from December 8-11. To book a room on or before November 7, please use the following link or call at (402) 904-4800 and ask for the Catapult Performance Rate: Book with Courtyard Marriott.

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