In a press release on Friday, March 2, PLAE Perform announced that industry veteran Angelo James will join PLAE as the director of athletic programming. James will help in the growth of PLAE Perform, a division of PLAE that drives education in athletic performance.
He is nationally certified as a Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is the director of education for the National High School Strength and Conditioning Association.
Prior to joining PLAE, James was the director of human performance at Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama. During his time in Madison, he established the first official strength and conditioning programs for the school’s athletic department, including programs for the 2017 state champion girls’ basketball team.
James also spent time at Bryant University in Providence, Rhode Island, as the director of strength and conditioning — he ran programs for all 17 of the school’s NCAA Division I sports.
In a statement given last Friday, Ron McKeefery, internationally recognized strength and conditioning coach and bestselling author who serves as the vice president of performance and education for PLAE Perform, expressed his confidence in and excitement about having James join the PLAE staff.
“Angelo has been a valued member of my staff at multiple locations, and has experience at every level – professional, NCAA and high school – which is instrumental as we become a global leader in performance and education,” said McKeefery. “Plus, his core values and willingness to be a resource take him to another level.”
James will work with McKeefery, also known as “Coach Mac,” to develop and implement programs for the PLAE Perform Institute, assist in delivering PLAE certifications, manage internal staff and community programming, and provide educational resources.
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