Bryan McCall is the Director of High Performance for Michael Johnson Performance in McKinney, TX and has been a part of the team since June of 2014. He oversees the and manages all performance coaches, high performance programming for elite athletes, and all pre-draft professional programs. Bryan is responsible for coordination and integrating the high performance coaches with all other departments. Previously, Bryan was the Director of Performance for three years at SPIRE-MJP, an authorized United States Olympic Training Center in Geneva, Ohio. Bryan received a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and took graduate level Sports Management courses at Florida State University.
Bryan McCall has been working in the field of Human Performance Enhancement for the past 20 years. He holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Texas at Arlington and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength Conditioning Coach Association (CSCCa). Bryan has achieved the Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach Emeritus (RSCC*E) certificate from the NSCA, which is the highest level of certification in the field of strength and conditioning and requires 20+ years in the field.
Bryan is the High-Performance Director with the Michael Johnson Performance Training Center located in Dallas, TX. He oversees and manages all performance coaches, high performance programming for elite athletes, and all pre-draft professional programs. Bryan is responsible for coordination and integrating the high-performance coaches with all other departments within the entire company. Previous Bryan was the Performance Director at the SPIRE institute’s Michael Johnson Performance Center. At SPIRE, he was responsible for overseeing the physical development of the 9-month residential academy’s students, academy camps, all regional performance programs and creating strategic external partnerships for the center. Bryan was the performance director at Champions Training Academy in Florida from 2010-2011. While at Champions, Bryan worked directly with Dr. Jay Hoffman, the former NSCA president, to develop an application-based internship program between the University of Central Florida and Champions Training Academy. Before Champions Training Academy, Bryan served a combination of 7 years as the Director of Performance Training for both Integrated Athletic Development, located in Dallas, TX and Titus Sports Academy, located in Tallahassee, FL. While at IAD, Bryan had the chance to establish a systematic athlete development program with current Michael Johnson Vice President, Lance Walker. During these work opportunities specific expertise has been acquired in organizing speed-strength camps, implementing education clinics at coaches’ conferences, designing youth performance programs and preparing professional athletes in NFL, MLB and International basketball. Bryan has also spent time in the collegiate setting from 1999-2003 training athletes at two Division I universities: SMU and Florida State which provided a rich experience in how to develop athletes over a 4-year collegiate environment.
Bryan has developed a unique versatility in the ability to train many types of athletes in numerous sports including adaptive sport athletes, youth athletes and professional athletes during his career. He has been successful in training Olympic swimmers, including a two-time silver medalist in the 2000 Olympic Games. He has created sport-specific programming for organization such as the Baseball Factory, Nike sponsored Dallas Texans soccer clubs, Nike Football Training Camps and the perennial power Texas Advantage Volleyball club’s top 18s team. Bryan also has extensive experience in assisting athletes in returning to competition after injury working with physical therapist and former Texas Rangers head strength coach Marty Stajduhar. Bryan’s passion for developing recondition and corrective programs has led him to develop an injury reduction and restoration system that has been implemented at every position that he has obtained throughout his career. Bryan has also developed strong ties with the research side of performance training with Dr. Peter Weyand from the SMU exercise physiology lab. Bryan has also collaborated with the Nike Sport Research Lab at Michael Johnson Performance Center on several projects. He has observed elite level athletes being tested in the human performance laboratory at both labs and has the developed the ability to analyze performance data to construct data-based programs. Bryan attended, the formally known, Athletes Performance’s mentorship program to witness firsthand the methodology that has made Athletes Performance a successful human development model.
Bryan is on the Advisory Board for the National Strength and Conditioning Association for the State of Ohio. He is also a member of the Nike Training Network comprised of coaches, scientist and researchers since 2013 which has allowed him to work on several consulting projects with Nike categories. The Cooper Clinic, the premier aerobic research, fitness and wellness center in the world, asked Bryan to participate on their trainers’ advisory board in 2012.