Brad Cottam – BS, CSCS
Brad spent the past 15 years of his life performing and studying under some of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the United States. As a tight end on the University of Tennessee football team, Brad spent 5 years working with legendary Strength Coach Johnny Long. Growing up, he participated in a number of sports including baseball, basketball, football, and soccer. During his college career, Brad excelled both on the football field and in the classroom. A 3-year starter on the Volunteer football team, Brad was named to the All-SEC Academic Team on 3 occasions and served as a team captain. He also played in the SEC Championship game, the Outback Bowl, and the Senior Bowl.
In the 2008 NFL draft, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted Brad in the 3rd round. During his professional career, he worked with 2012 NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Cedric Smith (now with the Houston Texans) and Mike Clark (now with the Chicago Bears). After suffering a career ending neck injury, Brad has continued to rehabilitate and work with elite strength and conditioning programs. He is now devoted to passing on the skills, techniques, and knowledge he has obtained to the youth of Kansas City. Brad has a Bachelor’s degree in business from UT. He is certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to being a co-owner of KC Speed and Sport Academy, Brad also works on individual performance training.