The BFS Team

Executive Team

•Clinicians and Reps
•Advisory Board
First Generation Clinicians

John Rowbotham

BFS President/CEO

BFS CEO/President John Rowbotham grew up as a BFS student/athlete. He used the BFS program in junior high (Readiness Program) and as a high school football and track athlete (Set-Rep System); finishing high school with three football state championships and was a Team Captain his Senior year. He then spent time playing football at both the University of Utah and Pacific Lutheran University where he was recognized as the "Most Inspirational Player" in both programs. John received his BA in Physical Education from Pacific Lutheran University.  After college, he worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Utah; working with both men's and women's teams. John has also served as the head strength and conditioning coach at various high schools. He spent years giving back to his high school alma mater, by running the strength and conditioning program for football, rugby, and lacrosse. He has coached youth Football, Lacrosse, Basketball, and Soccer.

John is currently the Head Football Coach at his alma mater in SLC, UT.  Where he is running the strength and conditioning program for the football team as well as the lacrosse team.

John has performed 100's of BFS camps, clinics, professional developments and certifications over the last 15+ years in the US and abroad. He works hand-in-hand with administrators, coaches, and teachers across the country to develop balanced progressive physical education and athletic training programs for all students as well as designing safe, efficient and effective weight rooms for their facilities. John believes strongly in the power of the Bigger Faster Stronger program to create better students & athletes as well as shape character and change lives.

John is married to Laura Rowbotham who works alongside him at BFS and in coaching youth and high school sports. They have a son, Trace and a daughter, Addyson. He is dedicated to running a company based on integrity and helping people.

BFS Clinicians and Reps

•Executive Team
•Advisory Board
First Generation Clinicians

Jim Brown BFS Clinician

Jim Brown
Clinician/Sales Rep Missouri

Coach Brown has been using BFS since 1981 and started doing clinics in 1987, and has given more than 600 of them.

He continues to feel enthusiastic about doing BFS clinics because they still work and athletes still need help.

He has been a teacher and strength coach at Poplar Bluff High School in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, for 19 years.

Notable achievement: Training Missouri's Football and Basketball Gatorade Athlete of the Year for 2000, 2005 and 2006.

Brown's advice on working with young athletes is to never waiver from the Six Absolutes.

Kyle Fiat

BFS Rep and Clinician

Coach Fiat is a passionate proponent of the BFS Total Program and has assisted in implementing it across the entire Baltimore County Public Schools.

Coach Fiat grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and was fortunate enough to participate in the BFS program as a high school student/athlete. He was a two-sport athlete in high school, playing football in the fall and lacrosse in the spring.

Coach Fiat played football his freshman year of college at Dixie State College in St. George, UT. After a football career-ending neck injury, Coach Fiat transferred to Utah State and then to Towson University where he received a BA degree in Physical Education and played Division 1 lacrosse.

Coach Fiat later received an MA in Sport Leadership from Goucher College. In the summer 2007 Coach Fiat was drafted by the Los Angeles Riptide in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) and later traded to the Washington Bayhawks.  In the winter of 2007 Coach Fiat was picked up as a free agent for the Philadelphia Wings in the National Lacrosse League (NLL). In 2007 Coach Fiat represented USA winning a Bronze Medal in the World Indoor Lacrosse Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Coach Fiat began his coaching and teaching career in 2008 where he began implementing the BFS program at Dulaney High School in Timonium, MD. Since 2008 Dulaney High School has hosted 20+ BFS Coaches Certifications, had a “Be and 11” Clinic and with Coach Fiat’s assistance Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has taken on BFS as their county-wide curriculum. In 2011 Coach Fiat became the head varsity lacrosse coach at Dulaney and currently trains athletes utilizing the BFS program from every sports team offered at Dulaney High School.

Coach Fiat had the honor to coach Nick Benhoff (2012 BFS National Athlete of the Year), and Dulaney was awarded 2011 High School of the Year. In 2011 Coach Fiat was awarded the “Emerging Teacher Award” and in 2016 he was awarded the “Simon A. McNeely Award”.

Coach Fiat is married to Dena Fiat who is an art teacher at Dulaney High School where they met. They have 4 year old identical twin girls named Vonn and Ryan, a golden retriever named Otter, and reside in Baldwin, Maryland.

Teaching awards
2011 Emerging Teacher Award
2016 Simon A. McNeely Award
Played Division I lacrosse at Towson University

Learn more about Kyle and BFS Round Table -PE and BFS - Unified PE Program

Dennis Moon BFS Clinician

Dennis Moon

BFS Mid West Director. Wisconsin

Dennis Moon is currently the BFS Mid West Director.
Coach Moon has made the development of young people his priority throughout his impressive career. Coaching Football as well as five other sports is just one aspect of this commitment. Developing curriculum classroom management for high school strength and conditioning has positively impacted kids across the student body. Coach Moon developed three PEP grants to help keep PE a vital and growing part of the high school experience for all students in a critical time of their physical development.

Coach Moon has an M.S. in Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and an impressive coaching resume including:
Highland HighSchool(Wisconsin) 3 years
Wautoma High School(Wisconsin) 24 years
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 2 years
Notable achievements for Coach moon include:
Winning the first ever football State Championship at Wautoma High School using the BFS Total Program and being inducted into the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association Hall-of-Fame.
"I am enthusiastic about doing BFS clinics because I believe I have a great story to share from my experience at Wautoma High School.  I know what it did for our school and community and I have personally seen what BFS has done for other schools in Wisconsin."

Nick Goshe

Nick Goshe
Clinician/Sales Rep

As a player, Coach Goshe hails from the state of Ohio where he was a member of Chardon High School’s 1994 Division II state championship football team. He was named the Division II Defensive Player of the Year in the state of Ohio his senior year, and ended his high school career with an overall record of 44-4. He continued his playing career at Mount Union College, home of the national champion Purple Raider football program, where he lettered his sophomore year and was a part of two national championship football teams. Following his playing career, Coach Goshe began his coaching experience at Mount Union College under the guidance of legendary head coach Larry Kehres.

Currently Coach Goshe coaches football at Fremd High School, girls track at Grayslake Central High School, and is a Life Fitness Teacher at Grayslake Central High School. In recent years he has successfully coached all levels of high school football and track. His most recent accomplishments include turning Grayslake Central High School football program from a 0-9 team to a back to back playoff appearances team as their head coach, coaching on back to back playoff teams at Fremd High School as an assistant coach, and being a part of one of the most successful girls track programs in the history of Grayslake Central High School as an assistant coach.

Coach Goshe is always looking forward to strengthening his status educationally and athletically in the state of Illinois. Coach Goshe is extremely excited about the opportunities that present themselves day in and day out. He continuously looks forward to each upcoming day with great anticipation and looks forward to working with the great parents, faculty, staff, and coaches he encounters. Coach Goshe’s favorite saying exemplifies this attitude. “Save it for Today!”
Coach Goshe holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mount Union College in Physical Education and a Masters Degree from Kent State University in Educational Administration. Coach Goshe is married to his wife April and together they have two children. The Goshe family currently resides in Barrington, Illinois.

Beau Johnson

Beau Johnson

BFS Rep and Clinician

Beau Johnson is committed to helping schools turn their programs around using the BFS Program.

In Damascus Georgia, at Southwest Georgia Academy, Coach Johnson worked with a school which had a great football tradition and many past wins, but who had been struggling recently. After 3 years of coming up short at the end of the season, Coach Johnson put them on the BFS Program. That year they went 10-3 on the gridiron, their best season in six years!

Wade McGee

Wade McGee
National Director of Native Programs

Coach Wade McGee is a member of the Cherokee tribe of Oklahoma. He is the son of the late Jerry McGee and Lela (Parrish) McGee of Oklahoma. Wade McGee’s mother, was of the Long Hair Clan of the Cherokee Nation. Wade grew up in Several towns in Oklahoma, maintaining a high GPA and excelling in football, basketball, track, and baseball. In high school, he became the leading rusher in the state, was named to the All Shrine Bowl Team and received the Army Reserve Academic Athlete of the Year award. In 1987 he graduated from Delaware High School in Delaware, Oklahoma.

McGee attended Haskell Indian Junior College, where he was named All-Conference Running Back his freshman year; and by his sophomore year he was ranked first in the nation in rushing and total offense and third in scoring. Wade still holds seven individual offensive records at Haskell. He graduated with honors, earning degrees in liberal arts and natural resources, and in 2014 McGee returned to College and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Idaho. He is currently obtaining his Master's Degree in Adult Organization Leadership and Learning from the U of I.

At Haskell, he met his future wife, Debbie Louie-McGee (a descendant of Chief Emmanual Louie of the Southern Okanogan and Chief Morris Antelope of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe), a Coeur d’Alene tribal member. Married 21 years, they have three sons: Tucker, 20 who plays football at Idaho State University in Pocatello Idaho, Jerry,19 who plays football at the University of Montana in Missoula Montana, and Kenny, 16 who is a stand out basketball player at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene Idaho. They reside in Worley, Idaho, on the Coeur d’Alene Reservation.

All their kids have used, or are using, the Bigger Faster Stronger program during their high school and collegiate career.

McGee has worked hard to help athletes achieve the highest levels of athletic performance with the BFS program. Says McGee, "There is no program better in the nation at getting the best out of a kid when it comes to effort, making good choices and becoming a better athlete and human being." McGee says that while he emphasizes culture and identity with his athletes, the BFS Be an 11 program and its philosophies also work with any culture.

McGee has attended the National Certification for BFS Clinicians, he was named the National Director of Native Programs for BFS.

Rod Meargardt

Rod Mergardt
Professioal Developement Director

Rod Mergardt joined BFS in 2010 after a long and successful career in public education which included teaching Physical Education at every level K-12, coaching Football as well as both boys and girls Track, Swimming, Diving and Gymnastics. He continues to teach on the faculty of two colleges and is a consultant to school districts. Through his thirty-three years as a school district administrator of Health, Physical Education and Athletics he has gained an appreciation of what BFS can contribute to the youth of our country.

This experience has also given Rod the background necessary to be associated with the legal side of our profession as a professor of Sports Law and as an Expert Witness. His understanding of safety, negligence, liability, and litigation makes Rod a valuable asset to BFS in his role as a Certification Instructor and liaison to the colleges that are preparing the future Physical Educators of America.

Social Media Director Laura Rowbotham

Laura Rowbotham

BFS Rep and Clinician

Laura has unique insight into the power of the BFS Total Program and shares that daily with tens of thousands of fans on social media

Chad Blevins

BFS Rep and Clinician 

Bachelor's and Master's from BYU in Exercise Science
Accent in Excellence Recipient Alpine School District 2011
Mountain View PTSA Teacher of the year 2013
2 years Mtn. View Sprint Coach for the track team
9 years Mtn. View Wrestling Coach (7 years as head coach)
- 9 year Mtn. View Soccer Strength and Conditioning coach
- 3 years Mtn. View Swimming Strength and Conditioning coach
- 6 years Mtn. View Sophomore Football Strength and Conditioning coach
- 5 years of participation in the Bigger Faster Stronger Program
- 3 x Region wrestling coach of the year
- 2013 Utah 4A Coach of the year
- Changed a culture averaging 20 wrestlers on the team to now averaging 45 in the high school program
"Habits are like knots, the longer they are left alone, the more difficult they are to untie and the stronger they become."

Jeff Scurran BFS Clinician

Jeff Scurran

BFS Clinician and Rep

Jeff Scurran has turned around five losing programs and put them into Playoffs within his Second Year.

He coached Tucson's Sabino High to 1990, '92 and '98 Arizona State Championship; all three teams were nationally ranked. He also coached Pima College to a #5 national ranking and a major bowl upset win. He took over a 0-10 Santa Rita High School and went 11-2 and a trip to the state semi-finals.

Coach Scurran is also a motivational speaker for business, school organizations, and athletics. In addition, he has won over 80% of all games Coached in five Sports, including women's athletics.

Jeff specializes in Total Lifting Programs for all athletes.

Kam Shepherd

Kam Shepherd
Clinician and Sales Rep

As a senior clinician Coach Shepherd has made a difference the lives of thousands of high school students both on and off the field of play. He takes pride in the fact that BFS works and loves to spread that message!

Coach Shepherd played at Bingham High School in South Jordan, Utah. That is where he met his wife. He has 2 daughters which are his pride and joy.

Tom Wilson

Tom Wilson
Clinician/Sales Rep

Coach Wilson, was named Athlete of the Year in High School and went on to earn a Master's Degree in Physical Education and Athletics.

He is the Head Football Coach and Weight Training Coordinator at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa.

He started using BFS with his Athletes in 1990.

Tom Sullivan

Tom Sullivan

BFS Clinician and Rep

Coach Sullivan has coached high school sophomores to USA Powerlifting National Championship in 242 lb. weight class setting three National records.

He has also coached football at University of Evansville and Campbellsville University as well as former Head Coach at Marion County High School, Lebanon, KY where he continues to teach and train student-athletes on the BFS program.

Sullivan was an assistant coach on 2008 Team USA Global Challenge U-19 High School Football All-Star Team that traveled to Tokyo, Japan to play Team Japan. Has conducted over 30 clinics.

Tom Shcram

Tom Shcram

Roeland Brateneau

Roeland Brateanu
Clinician/Sales Rep
(Due to NCAA regulations, Roeland is not allowed to do any clinics at this time.)

Roeland Brateanu is a former collegiate and professional tennis player and has been involved with BFS since 2003. He has done many clinics in and outside of the US.

As an athlete, among numerous other awards, Roeland was awarded the prestigious Arthur Ashe Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award in 2004.

In 2006 and 2007 Roeland worked the BFS program with nearly 150 athletes in Guatemala. Under which were three world karate champions, and numerous world class and Olympic athletes. In the meantime, he started coaching tennis and was involved in the training of several Jr. Fed Cup and Fed Cup players for Guatemala.

Roeland has published articles in three different countries (his native Holland, Guatemala, and the USA) in as many different languages, and has made numerous appearances on International Television and Radio programs. Roeland is now the head coach tennis coach at (his alma mater) the University of Utah. 

BFS Advisory Board

•Executive Team
•Clinicians and Reps
First Generation Clinicians


Dr Peter Gorman

Dr. Peter Gorman

Graduate New York
Chiropractic College

Now the President of
Microgate USA

Dr. Peter Gorman is currently working with BFS Inc. developing the Child's Right to Symmetrical and Coordinated Growth project. He has brought together a team of leaders in the field of movement, sport and injury recovery, and prevention that will enable this project to positively impact the lives of youth across the nation.

Dr. Gorman brings experience in developing programs with broad impact from working with institutions as diverse as "The Athlete Readiness Program" for the National Institute of Soccer in Coverciano Italy to the "Efficient Running Program" for the US Military.
Dr. Gorman's resume includes:
Adjunct professor Hanseo University South Korea,
Adjunct Professor University of Bridgeport Chiropractic College.
Holder of 6 US patents on heart rate monitor technology.
The developer of the Cardiocise training program
Graduate New York Chiropractic college, April 1980.
He is now the President of Microgate USA where he works extensively to bring Olympic and professional level athletic testing to all young athletes through a commitment to bringing schools access to equipment and methods.

Mark McKown has over 25 years of experience working with NBA athletes, 21 of those as Director of Sports Science, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Player Development Coach for the Utah Jazz. McKown became the franchise’s first full-time strength-and-conditioning coach on September 29, 1997.

His experience, combined with the opportunity to work with, and learn from, some of the best sports science and performance experts in the U.S., has allowed him to develop a sports science and performance model that has been embraced by athletes, sport organizations and teams, as well as by his peers and other sports performance experts. His model includes a performance needs analysis designed to access sport-specific athletic movement skills and identify injury indicators utilizing the latest advances in performance testing technology. 

While Assistant Athletic Director and Director of Sports Performance at the College of Charleston (SC) from 1992-97, McKown assisted the Knicks in their pre and post season preparations at the college for five seasons. McKown’s other job experience includes stints as assistant basketball coach and strength trainer at Charleston, Jacksonville University, and the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg (now South Carolina Upstate).

McKown’s prowess in strength training has garnered him national attention. In 2002 he published his first book, “Complete Body Development with Dumbbells,” and was featured in “Fundamental Fitness for Kids,” a workout video he co-wrote and produced with Greg Brittenham of the New York Knicks in November 2003.

A native of Gaffney, S.C., McKown graduated from the University of South Carolina-Spartanburg (now South Carolina Upstate) in 1980, where he played basketball. He then earned a master’s degree in sports science from the United States Sports Academy in Mobile, Ala. McKown is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association where he is certified as a strength-and-conditioning specialist. McKown also holds various other professional certifications.

McKown and his wife, Sonja, are the parents of two children, Zachariah, a 2014 graduate, and 4 year football player from Columbia University, and Kallie, a former Colonial Athletic Association Setter of the Year, and 2015 graduate from the College of Charleston.

An avid outdoorsman, McKown enjoys off-trail hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking and kayaking. The McKowns reside in Salt Lake City.

Sports Medicine Consultant to Central Consolidated School District

Dr. Waters has had an expansive career in athletics on a wide variety of sports and levels of involvement. She served in the USAF at a variety of posts including Developing Aerobic Exercise Program for USAF Pararescue Program, Lackland, AFB, Texas. 
Dr. Waters is committed to her postgraduate training and completed courses as varied as University of Washington, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Board Review Course and Adolescent and Pediatric Sports medicine Course, Sponsored by American Academy of Pediatrics, Monterey, California.
Her zeal for working with developing athletes has been evident throughout her career, working with USA Boxing in the eighties and Team Physician, Men’s & Women’s Gymnastics and USA Weightlifting Team in the 1984 Olympics. Dr waters currently Medical Liaison for Olympic Trials & Teams USA Basketball.
Dr. Waters is now bringing her impressive body of knowledge to the Central Consolidated School District of New Mexico. Through her research into injury and performance in this small district, she was able to demonstrate the need for better training facilities to ensure the students under her care had the best opportunity to develop to their potential. For BFS working with a committed physician of Dr. Waters’ caliber is everything we could ask for in terms of putting the students best interests and safe development as our foremost goal.

Dr. Waters Current Positions

Newcomb High School - Shiprock High School -  Kirtland Central High School: Team Physician for Girls and Boys Basketball, Football, Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, X-Country and Wrestling and Kirtland Girls Basketball

Northern Navajo Sports Medicine Clinics - Kirtland Central, Newcomb High School, and Shiprock High Schools

Sports Medicine Consultant to Central Consolidated School District

Anne Shadle BFS Clinician and Rep

Dr. Anne Shadle

BFS Clinician and Rep

Dr. Anne Shadle is a graduate of the University of Nebraska, with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Shadle was a member of the Huskers’ national powerhouse track and field team. She was an NCAA National Champion in both the indoor mile and the outdoor 1500 meters, a two-time All-American, a three-time Big 12 Champion, an eight-time All Big 12 Conference Team member, a four-time Big 12 All-Academic Team member, and still holds three Nebraska school records. Following graduation, Shadle ran three years professionally for Reebok and competed in the 2008 Olympic Trials. Throughout her high school career, Shadle trained under the Bigger, Faster, Stronger model which she believes helped to stay healthy throughout her career and also gave her the foundation for building her athletic career.

Shadle earned her Masters Degree from the University of Missouri in Counseling Psychology. She also earned her Ph.D. in Health Education with an emphasis in Sports Psychology. Her research focus is understanding the psycho-emotional challenges, preparations, and responses of Olympic Gold Medal-winning athletes.

Shadle has taught an undergraduate course in the College of Education in the Psychological Perspectives of Sport, has co-taught a Masters level Sport Psychology course, has taught a Masters level Applied Sport Psychology course, and has developed a Gender Issues in Sport course for the College’s Online Masters Degree in Positive Coaching. She helped to create the leadership team for the Department’s “Women For Women” initiative; a program focused on encouraging and empowering female student-athletes. Shadle has also served as an event leader for the USA Track and Field Athletes Advisory Committee since 2007. 

Ernie Rimer


Dr Ernie Rimer

Director of Sport Science
University of Utah Athletics

Dr Ernie Rimer is in the 17th year of his career working in collegiate, Olympic, and professional sport. He currently serves the University of Utah Athletics as Director of Sports Science. Over the course of his career, he has served athletes from nearly two-dozen different sports. Beyond his professional role at Utah Athletics, he is a Ph.D. student in Utah’s Department of Exercise & Sports Science. His research focuses on novel applications that can increase sports performance and enhance rehabilitation. Rimer received his master’s degree in education in 2006 and his bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2004. He was also a BFS athlete in high school. Rimer and his wife Alyssa reside in Salt Lake City, Utah. They share two daughters, Veronika and Layla, and a son, Max.

William F. Brechue, Ph.D.


Dr. William Brechue

Professor of Physical Education

Dr. William Brechue is a Professor of Physical Education at the United States Military Academy at West Point NY. In this role he serves as the Director of the Center for Physical Development Excellence (the department’s research center) and program director of the Kinesiology Bachelor’s Degree program. Previous academic appointments include the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (2006), the Department of Kinesiology at Indiana University (1995-2002) and at the University of Florida College of Medicine in the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics (1987-1993) and Department of Medicine (1993-1995). Prior to completing his doctoral work Dr. Brechue taught grade school and high school Mathematics and Physical Education.

In addition to academic appointments, Dr. Brechue has also served as an athletics coach at the high school level as a head coach of Track and Field (boys and girls; 1982-1984), Wrestling (1976-1978), and Basketball (junior high boys and girls; 1982-1984) and as an assistant football coach (1982-1984; 1999-2001).

At the university level, he coached defensive line coach for the University of Central Missouri football team (2002-2006) and was an assistant Track and Field coach at the United States Military Academy (Throws; men and women; 2006-2010).

Dr. Brechue is also a regional coach through USW weightlifting; he has been coaching competitive weightlifters for over 15 years and in each of his coaching assignments he has served as the Strength and Conditioning coordinator in addition to being a field coach.

Dr Alina Fong

Dr. Alina Fong, Ph.D.

Alina K. Fong received her Ph.D. in Clinical Neuropsychology with an emphasis in neuroradiology from Brigham Young University.
She received the national American Psychological Association Clinical Neuropsychology Division 40 Graduate Student Research Award in 2004 for her research on "Cortical Sources of the N400 and 'The N400 Effect." Dr. Fong's interest in brain mapping soon turned to functional MRI, and since then, her research efforts have been focused on the clinical applications of fMRI.

Dr. Fong has been instrumental in helping BFS reach many more coaches and athletes with a clear concise understanding of the risks of concussion and the importance of "Back to Play" protocols.

Even more importantly working with Dr. Fong and her team at Cognitive FX has demonstrated the value of proper strength and agility training in the prevention of concussion. Prevention is the missing component in many programs and the BFS is proud to be associated with Dr. Fong and her research.

Dr. Drew vonLintel PhD

Drew vonLintel is a physical education teacher at Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City School District.  He is from Helena, Montana.  He has a B.A from Northern Arizona University and a PhD in Adapted Physical Education from the University of Utah.  In 2011 he accepted an Adapted Physical Education teaching position (4 years) in Salt Lake City School District.  He is now a physical education teacher at Hillside Middle School where his program focuses on lifetime fitness activities, fitness and conditioning, fundamental skills of movement, and strength training for athletics.


Dr. Scott Burkhart

Dr. Scott Burkhart, Ph.D.

Dr. Scott Burkhart is a neuropsychologist trained in clinical concussion management and treatment. Dr. Burkhart completed his concussion fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Sports Concussion Program. Prior to his fellowship training, Dr. Burkhart completed a residency at Tewksbury Hospital in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. Dr. Burkhart completed his graduate and undergraduate training in psychology at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.
Dr. Burkhart currently works at Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic in Tallahassee, Florida. He is the clinical director of the Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic Regional Sports Concussion Center. His primary responsibilities include; treatment of sports-related concussion, management and education regarding concussion presentation and symptoms, implementation of physical exertion and academic accommodations, return to play decisions, and specific interventions for concussion treatment. Dr. Burkhart’s clinical approach to concussion is multifaceted and includes assessment of neurocognitive performance, visual functioning, vestibular functioning, and symptom presentation. The Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic Regional Sports Concussion Center also provides baseline assessment and continuing education in the Florida panhandle and southern Georgia regions.
Dr. Burkhart currently provides concussion treatment and management services to 4 colleges and universities including Florida State University athletics, 30+ high schools located in the Florida panhandle, and multiple middle school and youth sports organizations. His current research interests include; pediatric concussion presentation in youth athletes ages 8-12, the effects of concussion injury on vestibular/vision functioning, and improving rehabilitative efforts to expedite concussion recovery in youth and collegiate athletes.
Dr. Burkhart joins the BFS concussion advisory board with the goal of helping teachers, parents, coaches, and student-athletes understand the reality and risks of concussion.

Dr. Henry Kamin

Dr. Henry Kamin

Dr. Henry Kamin is board certified in Internal Medicine and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College.  He is the Medical Director of Hudson Valley Community Services Clinic, a division of United Cerebral Palsy.

Dr. Kamin employs his knowledge of movement and balance disorders with special emphasis on fall prevention in the elderly, as well as its diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Kamin’s resume includes:

Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Louisville School of Medicine

Fellow of the American College of Physicians

Member of the American College of Cardiology

Past Medical Director of Putnam Hospital Center, Carmel New York

Bigger, Faster, Stronger is honored to have Dr. Kamin on their Advisory Board.  His experience not only as a physician but also as a college athlete gives him the insight to understand the scope of the BFS endeavor to further movement and symmetrical development in all young students and athletes.

Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr has spent over 20 years as a strength coach working with athletes at the highest level of sports. He brings an invaluable insight into working with maturing bodies to the BFS Advisory board that can only help with their goal to affect positive change in school-age youth.
20th year working in Major League Baseball.
Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (2002-Present)
Founder of (The Baseball Resource)
2009 Nolan Ryan Award-Winner as MLB Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year
Florida Marlins, Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (2001)
Cincinnati Reds, Minor League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (1999-2000)
Kansas City Royals, Major League Strength & Conditioning Coordinator (1996-1998)
Florida Marlins, Major League Strength & Conditioning Assistant (1994-1995)
The Ohio State University, Football Strength & Conditioning Graduate Assistant (1993)
Earned B.S. and M.S. degree in Exercise & Sports Physiology from Ohio University (1991-1993)
4-year Varsity Letterman for University of Toledo Baseball Program (1988-1991)

First Generation Clinicians

Executive Team
Clinicians and Reps
•Advisory Board

Bob Rowbotham


Coach Bob Rowbotham has been with BFS since 1979.

He was a highly successful high school wrestling and football coach in Minnesota, and he was a strength and conditioning consultant for the Utah Jazz from 1983 to 1997.

Rowbotham has given clinics in all 50 states and has a master's degree in education.

Rick Bojak

Rick Bojak
1951 - 2017

Advanced Clinician/Sales Rep


Since our early years, BFS magazine has featured many articles sharing the wisdom and accomplishments of BFS Clinician Rick Bojak. Bojak was a class act who inspired countless young men and women to succeed in not just sports, but academics. This article means to go a step further and celebrate not just Coach Bojak’s accomplishments, but also his life.

Rick passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017. To get an idea of the lives this amazing man has touched and changed for the better, consider these tributes:


Coach Bojak coached at Weber State University for a year, the University of Utah for two years, Southern Utah University for three years, Brighton High School for ten years, Jordan High School for 10 years, and Riverton High School for five years.

Coach Bojak held an MS degree in physical education and psychology and was an All-American in college.

Bojak has given more than 150 BFS clinics. He coached in three football state championship games, won a state title in tennis as a coach, and was Utah Teacher of the Year in 1995.

Bob Bozaid

Bob Bozied
Advanced Clinician/Sales Rep

Coach Bozied is currently the head football coach at W.C. Hinkley High School in Colorado.
He has Coached Football in Five Different States. He has also implemented the BFS Program for the last 13 years at two different High Schools.
He was named Coach of the Year in Colorado at Adams City High School and at Riggs High School in Pierre, South Dakota.
At the college level, Bozied was an assistant coach at Augustana College for seven years, a team that earned two Division II playoff appearances.

Ray Cosenza
Clinician/Sales Rep

Coach Cosenza is the athletic director and head football coach at Fitchburg High School in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
His record at Fitchburg High includes nine Super Bowl appearances, six league championships, and three state Division 1 Super Bowl championships.
He has master's degrees in counseling and psychology.
He played professional baseball for four years and coached varsity baseball for 15 years. He has been using the BFS program since 1991.

Paula Davis

Paula Davis

Clinician/Sales Rep

Coach Paula Davis joined the BFS team in 2008. Her father, Paul, was in the military, and Davis was born in Frankfurt, Germany. She came into this world with the tremendous challenge of being born with cerebral palsy, which delayed her from walking until the age of two. When she was in the sixth grade, her father retired in Laquey, Missouri. Davis graduated in 1980 with honors from Laquey High School, a 2A school where for all four years she played varsity basketball, volleyball and softball and was a cheerleader.
After high school she attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. She received a degree in physical education, a minor in science, and played basketball two years until she had to undergo ACL construction.After the surgery she played tennis for two years and softball for one. In 1984 she started teaching and coaching at Laquey High School, and then she moved to Waynesville in 1987 to coach at Waynesville High School. She has coached track, basketball, volleyball and tennis.
Paula is married to Jeff Davis, and they have three daughters: Dani, 7; Magi, 13; and Niki, 15. Magi is in eighth grade and participates in volleyball, basketball and track. Niki is in ninth grade and also plays volleyball, basketball and track.

Coach Davis says that Dani is getting a head start on her athletic career by doing the BFS plyo boxes (she can do the 20-inch boxes), and her favorite exercise is the glute-ham raise.
Asked why she is thrilled to join the BFS team, Davis replied, "Why am I excited about BFS? How can you not be? After you have met the people involved and experience their passion for what they do, it is contagious. I was in a low point in my career, teaching Science, when I was introduced to the BFS system and the passion that went along with it and I was hooked. Then after implementing the BFS program at our school and seeing fast, dynamic results I can’t imagine trying any other system."
Bob Doyle Coach Doyle, was a coach at Hiram College for seven years and has been a coach at Chardon High School for 22 years.

He has a Master's Degree in Sport Psychology and has given more than 100 BFS clinics.

His son, Bobby, currently plays football for the Naval Academy.

Bob believes that what sets the BFS program apart is the set-rep system because "BFS gets Athletes hooked on breaking records."
Doug Eckmark

Coach Ekmark has a history of turning programs around and developing winning traditions fast - He averaged 8 wins a year at Park High School in Minnesota as their head football coach.

He was a head football coach at Northern State University in South Dakota and head football coach at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Ekmark has a master's degree and has been doing BFS for 30 years.

Jeff Sellers

Jeff Sellers has amassed an impressive resume.

He was Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Evansville from 1990 to 2000. He has trained over 3,000 Athletes, Male and Female in 15 Different Sports.

Jeff also coached the University of Evansville Power Lifting Team to Back-to-Back National Championships in 1994 and 1995.

Sellers has the following Certificates: NSCA Certified CSCS and USWF Olympic Lifting Certified USWF I, and BFS WRSC

Jeff also won the 1987 IPF Powerlifting World Championship, 275 lb. Class and is a 1987 APF World Record holder in the Squat

Coach Sellers is dynamic and engaging and one of BFS's most popular speakers who has traveled extensively to every corner of the nation.

Lance Nevin

Lance Neven

East Coast

When he was 22 years old, Coach Neven was the youngest high school head coach in Alabama.

He was on the Auburn University strength and conditioning staff for 1988-89, and the following year he was a strength coach at UMS-Wright.

He has been coaching the BFS program since 1986.

"Our motto in the Southeast is 'Leave it ALL on the field'," says Neven. "We are going to give it everything we got each and every day to help Communities, Schools, Coaches and ESPECIALLY the ATHLETES to WIN."

Mike Glennie

Mike Glennie
Clinician/Sales Rep

Coach Glennie is the Head Football Coach at Saline High School in Saline, Michigan.

He took a program that was 0-45 in five years to 26 consecutive wins and three region final appearances.

He has Master's Degree in Physical Education and Athletic Administration from Central Michigan University.

Says Glennie, "Young athletes are very impressionable, and BFS is an amazing outreach program for young athletes."

Steve Price

Clinician, Steve Price, is a Teacher and Coach at Trinity Christian School in Dublin, Georgia.

He has a Master's Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science.

He started using BFS in 1995, and in 2004 and 2006 was the GISA Georgia State Football Coach of the Year.

Steve says he is enthusiastic about BFS clinics because "it is a life-changing experience for the participants."

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