Shawn Brubaker, Washington, DC Track & Field Coach

Shawn Brubaker

Track & Field


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Experienced throws coach who has coached an All-American Division III athlete and has multiple certifications in track and field and throwing events. View all coaching experience

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  • Catholic University of America (DC)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course

  • Teenagers

  • Throws

  • Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer Throw, Discus


  • Catholic University of America (DC)

  • 6 years

  • Qualified Private Coach
    Passed Coach Course


  • Teenagers

  • Throws

  • Javelin, Shot Put, Hammer Throw, Discus

More About Coach Shawn

I have coached at the Division III college level for since Spring 2015. I have coached a two-time Division III Indoor National Championships qualifier and one-time Division III All-American. I have earned my Level 1 certification from USATF, my Throws Specialist certification from USTFCCCA, and my strength and conditioning certification from USTFCCCA.

I competed at the Division III level and earned second team all conference twice in the weight throw event. My personal bests were 14.99m in the weight throw, 44.62m in the hammer throw, 11.76m in the shot put, and 34.43m in the discus.

In addition to providing you with ground up technical instruction, my goal is to leave you with workouts and drills you can do on your own to improve. We will start with a warm up consisting of dynamic stretching and sprint development drills.

We will then complete a technical component in your event of choice. If you are new to an event or haven't received coaching, we will start from the ground up focusing on standing throw positions with an emphasis on a strong block leg and long release in all events. We will also spend time developing footwork in your technique of choice (glide or spin) in anticipation of building to full throws.

We will end the session a fitness session which, depending on your training schedule, will include a medicine ball circuit, a bodyweight circuit, a multi-jump circuit, and/or a multi-throw circuit. I can also provide weight room instruction and full workout plans.

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Great first experience with Coach Shawn. The meeting was what you would expect from an initial meeting: an assessment of my sons ability, strength, technique and discussion on expectations and training approach. Clear communication. My son said he had several pivotal takeaways. We have scheduled again with Coach Shawn.

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Our high school son has been throwing for several years and needed some tweaking of his technique so we booked a lesson with Coach Brubaker. So glad we did. Coach Brubaker was methodical in his approach. Started with warm-ups then onto analysis of throwing technique followed by appropriate drills. Coach explained his reasoning for his tips and adjustments in a manner that our son understood and it made sense. Afterwards, our son said he was impressed with Coach Brubaker’s experience, knowledge and approach.

Due to Covid19, all sports stopped last year, we tried to switch as far away from others as possible with facemask. and met the very Coach Shawn! We've done a lot of exercises, but we've never felt as sincere and sincerely coached as Coach Shawn. Thank you so much. My son went so far as to wish he had coached other sports. I would say recommend Coach Shawn to everyone.

Coach Shawn developed an immediate rapport with our daughter. While leaving the training session, we quickly realized how motivated she was to work with him again. Can’t wait to see the improvements next season.

Coach Brubaker is great! I have worked with a lot of coaches before for all kinds of sports, but he is one of the most straightforward and honest coaches I have had. He has been able to teach me how to spin in just 3 weeks of training. He has also provided me with workouts and has spent time during our sessions on strength work. But, the most important thing is that we are safe during practice. We both wear masks, we stand 6 feet apart, and only I touch my equipment. Thanks Coach Brubaker!

Shawn does a fantastic job in training his athletes to develop great form and strength. In the 4 years Shawn trained me in shot put, discus and hammer/weight throw, his detailed training plans helped me break down my form and perfect each move before putting everything together. His coaching led me to consistently generate great results and achieve personal records year over year. Additionally, Shawn's strength and conditioning training plans supported me in gaining strength and speed throughout each season to prepare me well for championships. Thanks to Shawn's coaching, I had great success in my four years at Catholic U and was able to compete at the NCAA DIII National Championships twice and was named a DIII All-American in 2019.
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