Who is SmartercoachingLLC?
SmartercoachingLLC is the result of years of helping people achieve their goals. The Chief Running Officer (CRO) is Sam Callan who has a diverse background with a master's degree in exercise science (Georgia State University) along with a bachelor's degree in psychology (University of Georgia) and a master's degree in counseling and higher education administration (Appalachian State University).
While in graduate school, Sam completed an internship with Jeff Galloway. Part of his internship involved coaching Jeff's "advanced" runners; these were runners who were seeking time goals such as qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
After finishing graduate school at Georgia State, Sam worked as a research assistant physiologist at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. He later moved to USA Cycling as its sports science manager and later in charge of coaching education. While in Colorado Springs, Sam began coaching again with the Arthritis Foundation Joints in Motion marathon training program. He also has worked as a coach for USA Fit (Houston, TX) and with many individuals.
Sam combines his knowledge as a long time runner with his knowledge of science and many years of educating coaches in a variety of sports to help runners reach their goals.
Sam was a Positive Coaching Alliance trainer and currently is the Senior Manager for Coaching and Referee Education for USA Fencing. He is also actively involved with the US Center for Coaching Excellence.
Sam has the following credentials:
USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach
National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Corrective Exercise Specialist
NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist