Coach Bachelor of Science in Sport & Exercise Science – Strength & Conditioning USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach Certified
Coach Mark Hansbrough began his career in 2000 at The University of Akron as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach to 18 Division I Men’s & Women’s athletic teams which produced multiple NFL players, track & field Olympic qualifiers and nationally ranked athletes. The same year he began competing in Olympic weightlifting at the local, state and qualified for national level competitions. In 2001, he took the position of Performance Enhancement Specialist at Speed Strength Systems, Inc. in Cleveland, OH where he worked with athletes from school age to the professional ranks, including masters aged athletes. During this time he worked with such notable athletes as NFL players Ted Ginn, Jr., Donte Whitner, Chester Taylor, Ron Dayne, Rob Sims, Barry Cofield, Anthony Gonzalez, Nene (NBA), DeSagna Diop (NBA), & Matt Kata (MLB) among others. He was also an integral part of the NFL Scouting Combine Training Program. In 2003, he was invited by the founders of Stack Magazine to contribute an article titled “The Power Clean” and produced the 2003 Ohio Division IV Football Defensive Player of The Year.
In 2003, Coach Hansbrough left Speed Strength Systems, Inc. to focus on the sport of weightlifting. He worked under legendary coach John Schubert who helped guide two-time Olympic gold medalist Chuck Vinci. From there Coach Hansbrough learned from USA Weightlifting International level coaches Kirk Davis, Lou DeMarco & Mark Cannella among others. He served as Head Weightlifting Coach of Crossfit 440, Cleveland Weightlifting and served as an assistant to International Coach Daniel Bell of Rubber City Weightlifting. In 2013 & 2014 he placed third in The Masters Division at The Arnold Weightlifting Championships which included over 100 lifters. Also in 2013, he qualified and competed at The Masters Pan-American Games.