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Bryan Mann

Bryan Mann

Head of Strength & Conditioning

University of Missouri

Dr. Bryan Mann was hired first in the University of Missouri Department of Athletics as a Graduate Assistant in 2004 and then promoted to Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning in 2006. On top of his duties in the department of Athletic Performance, Mann was also transitioned into a role as an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy in 2012 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2017. In January of 2016 Mann transitioned from the role of being a coach and became the Director of Research for the University of Missouri Human Performance Institute. In addition to this, he has remained connected with athletics as the Director of Performance Research.

As an Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning, Mann worked with nearly all of the sports teams in the department in some capacity or another over the course of 12 years. As a professor at the University of Missouri, Mann teaches several different classes including Human Anatomy, Human Kinesiology, Sports Performance and Conditioning, and Weight Training technique for the health professional.

Prior to his arrival at the University of Missouri, Mann attended Southwest Missouri State University where he served as a student assistant as well as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach from March 1999-May 2004. He assisted in the player development of football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and volleyball. He developed the programs for field hockey, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, swimming and diving, and men’s tennis. He also trained 2004 Barbados Olympic triple jumper Greg Hughes.

Mann is an active member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He serves at the College Coaches Special Interest Group Chair, the state director for the state of Missouri, and is a subject matter expert for various areas within the mission of the NSCA.

Mann is also an accomplished author and researcher. He has published three books, most notably “Powerlifting” which was published by Human Kinetics, and numerous journal articles. Mann is most well-known for his research on autoregulation of training with the first athlete training article ever done on the Autoregulatory Progressive Resistance Exercise (APRE) protocol as well as assessment of training improvements. He is also well known as being a pioneer in Velocity Based Training (VBT), having given presentations all over the world on the topic. Recently of note is his work on the effects of academic stress on illness and injuries in college football.

Mann received his degree in Health Promotion from Missouri State University in 2003, a Graduate Certificate in Sports Management from Missouri State University in 2004, a Masters Degree in Health Education and Promotion in 2006 and his PhD in 2011. Mann is recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

Mann is married to Corinne Schoppet Mann and they currently reside in Columbia.



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