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Brandon Marcello

Sport Responsibilities: Softball, Women's Water Polo
Home Town: Sarasota, FL
Currently Resides: Stanford, CA
Birthday: November 13

Professional Education:

  • Marshall University (BA, MS)
  • Baylor University (PhD)

Years in the Sports Performance Industry: 15

Past Experience and Accomplishments

  • 2007-Present
    Stanford University: Director of Sports Performance
  • 2005-2008
    USA Softball: Director of Performance
  • 2003-2007
    Baylor University: Speed & Conditioning Coach
  • 2003-2006
    Baylor University Exercise and Sport Nutrition Lab: Research Assistant
  • 2002-2003
    Louisiana State University: Graduate Assistant
  • 1999-2002
    Athletes' Performance (Tempe, AZ): Associate Director
  • 1996-1999
    International Performance Institute @ IMG Academies: Performance Specialist
  • 1996-1998
    Marshall University: Graduate Assistant

Areas of Interest: Recovery & Regeneration, Nutrition, Movement, Technology, Athlete Education.


Dr. Brandon Marcello was named the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University in December of 2007. His role is to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 35 intercollegiate sports. Acting as the chief administrator for the Sports Performance department, Marcello's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, budget oversight, facility design and equipment layout, nutritional strategies, staff development, and to direct methodology. Marcello brings over 14 years of experience in the area of athletic performance enhancement to the Farm. Marcello most recently served as the Director of Performance for USA Softball. Hand picked by Coach Mike Candrea, Marcello developed and implemented all athletic development programs for the 2008 Silver Medal US Olympic Softball team, 2007 Gold Medal Pan American team and 2006 Gold Medal World Championship team. Prior to his arrival at Stanford, Marcello served as the Speed and Conditioning Coach for the Baylor University Women's Softball Team. Under his guidance, the Bears set the Big 12 stolen base record and achieved over 550 stolen bases for four consecutive years. During his tenure at Baylor, the Lady Bears produced three NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-Americans, won their first Big 12 title and made their first appearance in the NCAA Women's College World Series.

In 1999 Marcello was approached by Mark Verstegen to join him in Tempe, AZ to help create Athletes' Performance (AP), a world class training facility for professional and elite athlete. While at AP, Marcello improved the performance of a number of athletes of the NLF, MLB, NHL, NBA, PGA, LPGA and WTA.

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. There he prepared top college football players for the National Invitational Camp (NFL Combine) dramatically improving their draft status; in many cases to first and second round picks.

A recognized author, Brandon's work appears regularly in various journals, textbooks and periodicals. He has served as a consultant to many top Division-I teams, International Sports Federations, as well as Adidas International, Under Armour and Nike.

Brandon holds a PhD in Sports Nutrition from Baylor University. During this time as a research associate within the Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory, Brandon completed extensive research in sports supplementation and its application to athletic performance enhancement.

Marcello is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and holds two certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Marcello is also certified through U.S.A. Weightlifting.

"Proper movement is the foundation of athletic performance. Enhancing and preparing this movement through a systematic and multidisciplinary approach will facilitate efficiency and sustainability of movements and movement patters allowing athletes to reach their athletic aspirations."