Sam Callan has a diverse background with a master’s degree in exercise science (Georgia State University) along with a bachelor’s degree in psychology (University of Georgia) and a master’s degree in counseling and higher education administration (Appalachian State University). While in graduate school, Sam completed an internship with Jeff Galloway. Part of his internship involved coaching Jeff’s “advanced” runners; these were runners who were seeking time goals such as qualifying for the Boston Marathon. After finishing graduate school at Georgia State, Sam worked as a research assistant physiologist at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He later moved to USA Cycling as its sports science manager and later in charge of coaching education. While in Colorado Springs, Sam began coaching again with the Arthritis Foundation Joints in Motion marathon training program. He also has worked as a coach for USA Fit (Houston, TX) and with many individuals. Sam combines his knowledge as a long time runner with his knowledge of science and many years of educating coaches in a variety of sports to help runners reach their goals. Sam is currently the Senior Manager of Coaching Education for USA Fencing.
Sam has the following credentials:
-USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach
–National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist
—NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist
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Links mentioned in the Podcast (Part 1):
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
World-leading membership organization for thousands of elite strength coaches, personal trainers and dedicated researchers and educators. Student and Professional memberships available.
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) – Team USA
United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE), Morgantown, WV
In the mid 1990’s the U.S. Coaching Coalition was formed by sport organization leaders to discuss coaching and coach education in the United States. Over the years this informal group distilled down to the coaching education leaders from within the United States Olympic Committee, National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Federation of State High School Associations, SHAPE America (previously AAHPERD) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, who met annually to discuss key issues in the field. One of the core efforts of the U.S. Coaching Coalition has been the hosting of the National Coaching Conference (NCC). In 2017, the U.S. Coaching Coalition put on the 20th annual NCC at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia on May 22-24, 2017.
J. Andrew Doyle, Ph.D., FACSM, associate professor of exercise physiology and the director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University, where he formerly served as the department chair.
Jeff Galloway Training (Run Walk Run)
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Attribution for Intro/Exit Podcast Music: Travel Light by Jason Shaw from the album Audionautix: Acoustic, licensed under an Attribution 3.0 United States License. Available at www.FreeMusicArchive.org