Dr. Josh Cooper, Speed-Strength Coach
Doctor Cooper brings a wealth of sports science and practical knowledge to the private sector. Dr. Cooper has trained Olympic gold medalists from the 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008 and 2010 Olympic games. He has trained National Champions, All-Americans as well as professional and amateur athletes from all over the country and in a multitude of sports.
Dr. Cooper started COOPER SPEED-STRENGTH SCHOOL in 2002 in order to deliver the best and most innovative world-class training to the public. He has also held positions as a Sports Scientist and Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Olympic Training Center (Colorado Springs, CO), The University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), and The College of New Jersey (Trenton, NJ).
In addition to coaching athletes from a variety of sports and backgrounds, he also acts as an educator to other strength and conditioning specialists. He is often called upon to conduct clinics and presentations at the national level in the fields of sports science, speed development, sport-specific conditioning, program design, and sport mechanics. Furthermore, Dr. Cooper has published multiple peer-reviewed studies on human performance. These studies were published in the NSCA, ACSM and Med Science Research journals. He also holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Exercise Science and recently completed his doctoral degree in education.
Dr. Cooper was a four-year starter on his college football team. Following his football career he competed as an elite level judo player and trained with the U.S. Olympic team. He currently stays competitive by competing in Muay Thai and grappling tournaments.