Marcello named Strength Coach for USA Softball

June 26, 2006, 1:47 p.m. (ET)
Marcello named Strength Coach for USA Softball
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The Amateur Softball Association announced today the selection of Brandon Marcello as the strength and conditioning coach for the USA Softball National Teams. Marcello will work with the USA National Teams on all aspects of strength and conditioning as well as nutritional plans.
"I am extremely excited and honored about this opportunity,” Marcello said. “I am looking forward to working with the coaches, players and the entire USA Softball organization as work towards their fourth Olympic gold medal."
Marcello has been developing strength and conditioning programs for the past decade and currently serves as the speed and conditioning coach for the Baylor University softball team. Since August 2003 where he has developed sport-specific speed and conditioning workouts along with a detailed nutritional program for one of the Big 12 Conferences most successful programs. He also served as the strength and conditioning coach for various programs at LSU prior to arriving at Baylor.
“Brandon brings great passion as well as a wealth of knowledge to our sport”, said USA Softball head coach Mike Candrea. “His softball specific background will definitely be an asset to the USA program.”
Before taking on his position at LSU, Marcello worked as the Associate Director for Athletes’ Performances in Tempe, Ariz. He aided in the development and implementation of performance enhancement programs used by such sports leagues as the National Football League, Ladies Pro Golf Association and Major League Baseball Spring Training Preparation. He has worked with in the Olympic movement including Mia Hamm (Soccer), Mary Joe Fernandez (Tennis), Nomar Garciaparra (Baseball) and Mary Pierce (Tennis).
Marcello is a graduate of Marshall University where he also received his Masters. He has contributed to several published books and articles and will complete his doctorate in exercise and sport nutrition at Baylor University in December of this year.