Brian D., Chicago, IL Strength & Conditioning Coach

Brian D.

Strength & Conditioning


A 2-time Olympic sprinter, an Olympic finalist in the 200m who understands speed development through customized plans that rely on constant & frequent feedback with the athlete. View all coaching experience

This coach is unavailable to take clients at this time.

Training Locations
Training Locations
  1. Aurora, IL
  2. Bourbonnais, IL
  3. Chicago, IL

Coach is willing to travel up to 10 miles

  • Florida State University (FL)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Conditioning, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting

  • Upper Body Strength, Snatch, Power Clean, Lower body strength, Front Squat, Explosiveness, Core Conditioning, Bench Press, Back Squat, Speed/ Agility


  • Florida State University (FL)

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Adults, Teenagers

  • Conditioning, Powerlifting, Olympic Weightlifting

  • Upper Body Strength, Snatch, Power Clean, Lower body strength, Front Squat, Explosiveness, Core Conditioning, Bench Press, Back Squat, Speed/ Agility

More About Coach Brian

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- Volunteer coach at Florida State University for 9 years.
- Coached multiple district and State qualifiers
- Coached, mentored and help 9+ athletes obtain full college scholarships

A 2 time Olympian and 4th place finisher at the Beijing Olympics 200m dash in a world record race with Usain Bolt. Standing at only 5 ft 6, I am probably the shortest guy to make an Olympic 200m final, and so I understand speed development and conditioning and what it takes to be an efficient athlete on the field.

-3 time All American at FSU in the sprints
-2 time Olympian (Athens '04 and Beijing '08)
-4th place in Beijing 200m dash Olympic Final against Usain Bolt.
- 4-time participant in the World Championships in the 200m dash
- Consistently ranked in the top 20
- Ranked tied for 3rd in 2008

Each one of my clients will get an initial consultation or evaluation. This will be followed up by a discussion surrounding the goals of the athlete, identified areas of weakness and obtain an understanding of the commitment level.

The program will then be designed but is only given out on a weekly basis. Even though there is a general framework, tweaks will be made based on the constant feedback from the athlete throughout the week, which will ensure that necessary adjustments are made based on performance during training or how the athlete is feeling. 360 feedback is critical in order to have the success needed. This feedback will also enable me to make adjustments on the go

For those that do not live close to Chicago, we do offer remote training.

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Client Reviews

Coach Brian is awesome. His responses are timely. He goes into detail about the science of every drill which I love. The athlete is not just going through the motions without understanding why it’s important. I Would definitely recommend him.

Coach Brian does a great job. He is bright, clear and knows quickly how to help an athlete improve his/her speed. I recommend Brian for any athlete that is looking to run more quickly.

My kids had a great experience training with coach Brian. He was both knowledgeable and friendly. Things my kids had struggled to correct were quickly identified by Brian. He helped them with corrections and even showed them exercises to do on their own.

I recommend coach Brian for any age and skill level.

Coach Brian brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. He cares about the well being of the athletes he trains, not only physically, but mentally as well. We like the strategical and well thought out approach he takes to improving ones body, in order to achieve maximum results on the track. He currently is in the midst of training our son, who will be a sophomore in high school this Fall. We can’t wait to see all of the benefits that we feel Coach Brian is going to contribute to our lives!

Coach Brian is without a doubt a extremely good coach. He makes sure he takes his time to understand you and your goals. All in all Coach Brian is very talented coach. I highly recommend him to anyone looking to improve their sprinting abilities.

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Very impressed with coach Brian. He takes the time to talk to talk to who he is coaching and get to know them. He sat with my son during a break and they talked about college/career goals. He’s extremely personable and knowledgeable. My son worked harder with coach Brian then he has with his regular coaches and learning the proper running technique and throwing out what we know.definitely going to continue to train with him.

Excellent coach! Hands down the best’

Coach Brian is a skilled coach and really shows his extensive knowledge to speed development. He helps define and refine the technical aspect very well. Brian is also professional and an excellent communicator. I would highly recommend Brain to any athletes looking to improve their speed and conditioning.

Great coach, great person! Highly skilled and motivating, book Brian if you have the chance.

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Coach Brian was amazing. Very good with my son and great with kids. Has a great positive coaching style that gives confidence to my son and encourages him to work hard. Highly recommend Coach Brian to anyone looking to learn how to run, gain explosiveness or work on form

Coach Brian is really amazing, In First session he analyzed my son and his strengths and weaknesses, My son felt really good and learned in Fun way which motivated him to go back again. Thank you Coach Brian to making this work

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My son had his first session with coach Brian and it was amazing! My son ended it with a big smile on his face! Coach Brian was able to quickly assess my son’s athletic level and provided personalized training and coaching. He worked with my son on his technique and speed and had him work really hard through the entire session. He also helped him with designing personalized workout and conditioning programs in preparation for the upcoming indoor season. My son is looking forward to working with Coach Brian! Thank you Coach for a great session!

Coach Brian is in one word, amazing! He’s extremely knowledgeable, patient, and truly enjoys sharing his passion for the sport of track and field. He has a talent for coaching younger athletes and has made such a difference in so many ways for my son. He has been a pleasure to work with and I look forward to many more coaching sessions with Coach Brian in the future.

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Coach B is just what we needed to get the girls on track! He's easy to work with! He pushes the girls but he's a motivator. Thanks Coach B!

Coach Brian has been amazing!!! He truly understands all aspects of a well roinded athlete and drives the athlete to be their best. I am sure this coming season will be amazing!!

I feel so lucky to have found Brian. He’s an incredible coach. I’ve been running for years and was the captain of a Division I track team in college. Despite my past experience, I have learned more while working with him these past 5 months than in my previous 10 years of competition. He’s an experienced, world-class athlete in his own right, and a knowledgeable and contentious coach. The workouts he provides are fun and effective, and I’ve already PR’ed just 2.5 months into training this season. I feel honored to have him as part of my coaching team, and I’m looking forward to working together for years to come. I recommend Brian to anyone looking to improve as a runner and competitor.

Coach Brian has been a GAME CHANGER for our son who is a sprinter and long jumper!

He was immediately responsive upon reaching out to him. He took the time to assess his current level and then developed a training program tailored to improving his speed and form.

We have seen key improvements in his times and jumps as a result and are looking forward to even great gains.

Brian is a caring and committed coach. He has excellent repertoire with young kids as well as teens and adults. He listens and works with athletes at an individual level. We highly recommend Coach Brian. He is the best!

So far Brian has been awesome in helping fulfill my track and field dreams. He really knows what he’s talking about and knows a lot about technique and form. I live 3 hours from Brian and I don’t regret it at all. I would recommend Brian as your coach. You would be very happy with your choice.

I would highly recommend Coach Brian. He has been working with my daughter for several months now and immediately provided excellent personalized and specific coaching on technique, strength and speed. He has a great coaching style that my daughter really enjoys. Not only is he helping my daughter achieve her goals, he's helping instill in her a deeper passion for the sport. With Coach Brian, its not about a formula, its about the individual athlete.

Coach Brian is the best coach I ever had. He's very friendly and he understands my needs and knows how to improve my skills. I was always a couple of seconds behind in my startup and did not run with my elbows in the right positions. He trained me very hard but I learned a lot from him to try to be a fast runner. I had only one session with him and already felt like a pro because I learned it from a pro. I will definitely get more trainings from Brian.

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