Oct. 16, 2007
Brandon Marcello today was named Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University. Marcello comes to The Farm after serving as a speed and conditioning coach at Baylor University for four years. He is also currently serving as Director of Human Performance for the USA Olympic Women's Softball Team.
As the speed and conditioning coach for the Baylor University Women's Softball Team, Marcello's guidance has allowed the Bears to a Big 12 stolen base record for four straight years. Additionally, the Bears have achieved over 550 stolen bases over the last four seasons. Marcello also handles all nutritional and recovery & regeneration programs for the team.
Formerly Associate Director of Athletes' Performance in Tempe, AZ, a world class training facility for professional and elite athletes, Marcello helped a number of athletes from all sports enhance their strength, speed, flexibility and agility with his unique training methods. He has worked with Nomar Garciaparra, Mia Hamm, Phil Mickelson, Jackie Stiles, Anna Kournikova, Jessica Mendoza, and Marc Bulger to name a few.
Prior to his work at the Arizona facility, Marcello was Performance Specialist at the International Performance Institute (IPI) in Bradenton, FL (1998-1999). There he prepared top college football players for the National Invitational Camp (NFL Combine).
Marcello holds a PhD in Sports Nutrition from Baylor University. During his tenure as a research associate within the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory, Marcello completed research in sports supplementation and its application to athletic performance enhancement. He also holds a masters degree in exercise physiology from Marshall University (1996-1998). While at Marshall, he developed and implemented strength and conditioning programs still in use by the University's varsity sports teams.
Marcello has a reputation as one of the top strength and conditioning coaches for softball. A frequent consultant to many of the top Division-I teams, he is also an instructor for the NFCA Coaches College. His presentations in the area on strength and conditioning have been featured at colleges and universities throughout the nation.
A recognized author, Marcello's work appears in various journals, text books and periodicals. He serves as a consultant for adidas International and Nike. Marcello is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and U.S.A. Weightlifting.