Drew is a Performance Specialist at Michael Johnson Performance in McKinney, Texas, has been with the team since 2014, and serves on the High Performance staff where he coaches athletes training for the NFL Combine, NFL, MLB, MLS, MBA, and more. He also serves as the Education Coordinator leading the Externship Program, Internship Program, and assisting with the coaching staff’s development. Additionally, Drew works with the innovation department at MJP to search for and apply the newest technology and equipment for athletic monitoring and training.
Drew graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009 and became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2010. Furthermore, Drew holds certifications with United States Weightlifting (USAW) since 2013, Functional Movement System (FMS level 1 & 2) since 2010, and Precision Nutrition level 1 & 2 since 2010.
Drew’s expertise is training hockey athletes. He helps test movement and performance for the Dallas Stars and Texas Stars during pre-season and post-season evaluations. He also contributes to the websites, strengthcoach.com and hockeysc.com, by providing articles and podcasts. The coaching trait Drew values most is the intrinsic and extrinsic motivations of athletes in order for the athlete to achieve their greatest potential and get the most out of their training sessions.
Prior to joining the MJP team, Drew served a 5-month internship at the University of North Texas in 2013 with their football and Olympic sports strength and conditioning staff. Before UNT Drew worked at the Cooper Fitness Center for 4.5 years as a personal trainer.
In addition to being a performance coach at MJP, Drew serves as MJP’s Performance Nutritional Specialist.