Dr. Brad DeWeese begins his first season with the New York Jets as the team's director of high performance. DeWeese will head the newly created athletic care and performance department that will include the team's athletic trainers, strength & conditioning and nutrition staffs in addition to a rehab department.
With the goal of maximizing player health, safety and effectiveness on the field, General Manager Joe Douglas established the department, hiring DeWeese, as the Jets look to establish a new standard in the NFL with an honest approach that will be both thorough and specific to each player, with everything from strength and conditioning, to athletic training, to nutrition, to psychology being vetted.
Prior to joining the Jets, DeWeese was the head performance coach for Team USA athletes training at the ETSU-USOPC Olympic Training Site. While at ETSU, he also served as the associate athletic director for Buc Sports and a tenured associate professor within the sport, exercise, recreation, and kinesiology department. Before ETSU, he was the head of sports physiology for the United States Olympic Committee's Winter Division based in Lake Placid, NY.
Under DeWeese, athletes have earned 21 Olympic and World Championship medals, alongside 100+ medals resulting from World Cup and Pan-American competitions, while he has directed athletes to seven World Championship titles in three different sports.
One of the few coach-scientists in any sport to produce both medals and objective data/ scientific findings of the training process, DeWeese has authored several articles and chapters on speed development, periodization, and optimal training methods leading to elite performance.
DeWeese earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Carolina and his doctorate from NC State. He is a certified strength & conditioning specialist, certified USATF Level 2 coach in sprints, hurdles, & relays, a USATF certified instructor, a USAW sport performance coach and an ISAK Level 1 anthropometrist.
Married to wife, Jenny Lind DeWeese, the couple have four children, daughters, Addalyn, Briney, and, Harlow, and a son, Axton.