Ryan Burgess – Elite Athlete Development Physical Preparation Coach
Coach Ryan Burgess, CSCS, is a physical preparation coach who specializes in working with football athletes. A former collegiate football player himself, Coach Burgess was a walk on at Colorado State University and from there transitioned to one of the best strength and developmental coaches on the West Coast.
As Director of Football Programming and Development at the world renowned Fitness Quest 10 in San Diego, CA, Coach Burgess directed a program that annually trained hundreds of high school athletes, dozens of college athletes, and NFL players from more than half the rosters in the 32 team league. He personally trained multiple San Diego Chargers throughout the year, as well as groups of players from the Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, and Denver Broncos during their off-seasons.
Recognizing a niche population they were neglecting to serve, in 2008 Coach Burgess began an NFL Combine Preparation program, and with minimal resources built it to national prominence within 4 years. With his passion for the developmental process unyielding, he made the choice to shift his career in 2014 to focus exclusively on youth athletic development. In addition to being an “in the trenches” coach,
Coach Burgess has written extensively on the subject, including co-authoring the 2013 book “Pigskin Prep: The Definitive Guide to Youth Football Training.” He currently resides in New Jersey, where he coaches football and wrestling along with his physical prep coaching responsibilities.