Phillip Tran, JD, MSED, CSCS,*D

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“I coach football to forge men of honor and championship caliber athletes.”

“I teach strength – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual strength.”

– Phil Tran, JD, MSED, CSCS,*D

Coaching Experience

Calvert Hall College High School (Towson, MD)
Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach / Assistant Football Coach
April 2018 – Present

– Designed, implemented, and tracked an in-season and offseason strength and conditioning program for all football athletes.
– Taught foundations of exercise science via organized team activities.
– Running Backs Coach. Assisted with drills and game day preparation during practice.
– Mentored student-athletes and helped them achieve their athletic and personal goals.
– Assisted the Head Football Coach with various administrative duties and proposals for the future growth of the athletic program.
– Assisted the Head Football Coach with offensive play calling and in-game analytics from the press box.
– Recorded official team statistics from film.
– Implemented TrainHeroic software in the weight room to improve program design, monitoring, tracking, and analytics.
– Fellowship of Christian Athletes Football Huddle Leader. Developed curriculum and led Bible study for our game day chapel services.
– 2018 Maryland Christian Schools Invitational State Champions.

Gilman School (Baltimore, MD)
Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach / Assistant Football Coach
February 2017 – April 2018

– Designed, implemented, and tracked an in-season and offseason strength and conditioning program for all football athletes.
– Taught foundations of exercise science via organized team activities.
– Offensive Assistant and Kicking Coach. Assisted with drills and game day preparation during practice.
– Mentored student-athletes and helped them achieve their athletic and personal goals.
– Assisted the Head Football Coach with various administrative duties and proposals for the future growth of the athletic program.
– Recorded official team statistics from film.
– 2017 Gilman-McDonogh Trophy Winners.
– 2017 State Runners Up in the MIAA A Conference.

Mariner Swim Club (Baltimore, MD)
Strength and Conditioning Coach
June 2017 – Present

– Designed, implemented, and tracked a year-round strength and conditioning program for female and male swimmers.
– Mentored student-athletes and helped them achieve their athletic and personal goals.
– Coached a 2017 Maryland Swimming Long Course State Champion in the girls’ 200 meter butterfly.

PT Strength, LLC (Millersville, MD)
Owner / Strength Coach February 2013 – Present

– Founded and managing a strength and conditioning business.
– Working with clients in athletics and in the general population to develop and implement safe and effective training programs.

James Hubert Blake High School (Silver Spring, MD)
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Assistant Football Coach January 2016 – November 2016

– Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Special Teams Coordinator / Quarterbacks Coach / Running Backs Coach
– Trained deep snappers.
– Developed offseason and in-season weight training programs. Conducted all strength and conditioning activities.
– Turned around the program and dramatically increased speed and strength of all athletes.
– Formally led a “Leadership Fitness” session every game day to impart lessons on leadership, responsibility, integrity, and purpose.
– Won the 3A South Section I Division Title and earned first playoff berth for Blake since 2012.

Northwood High School (Silver Spring, MD)
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Assistant Football Coach
May 2014 – November 2015

– Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Running Backs Coach
– Coached quarterbacks extensively.
– Trained deep snappers.
– Overhauled and revamped strength and conditioning program. Organized, designed, and implemented a high quality strength and conditioning program with individualization and proper technique. Players are safely performing Olympic lifts and have made unprecedented, significant gains in speed, strength, and confidence.
– Mentoring student-athletes one-on-one to develop and strengthen character and maturity.

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (Alexandria, VA)
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Assistant Football Coach
March 2013- May 2014

– Head Strength and Conditioning Coach / Varsity Running Backs Coach / Head JV Coach
– Assisted with quarterbacks coaching.
– Trained deep snappers, kickers, and punters.
– Upgraded strength and conditioning program. Organized, designed, and implemented a high quality strength and conditioning program with individualization and proper technique. Players are safely performing Olympic lifts and have made unprecedented, significant gains in speed, strength, and confidence.
– Earned playoff berth in 2013.

West Springfield High School (Springfield, VA)
Assistant Football Coach / Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
March 2010 – March 2013

– Coaching and mentoring Varsity and JV football wide receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks.
– Trained deep snappers.
– Assisting the strength and conditioning program by developing workouts and leading all in-season and some offseason workout sessions in the place of the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.
– Helped rebuild program into a contender and earned playoff berth in 2012.

Professional Associations
– American Football Coaches Association
– National Strength and Conditioning Association – Maryland State Director
– USA Swimming

Certifications
– NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS,*D)
– 3Dimensional Coaching Certification

Relevant Speaking Engagements
– 2019 NSCA Maryland State Clinic – “Exercises to Correct Bad Posture”
– 2019 American Football Coaches Association Convention – “Strength and Conditioning Buzz Session”
– 2018 NSCA Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference – “Start Your Own Business”
– 2018 NSCA Maryland State Clinic – “Build a High School Football S&C Program from Scratch”
– 2018 NSCA Pennsylvania State Clinic – “Build a High School Football S&C Program from Scratch”
– 2017 NSCA Maryland State Clinic – “Teaching Olympic Lifts to Young Athletes”

Publications
– Tran, Phil. “Running Back Essentials: Switching Hands.”  AFCA Insider. October 2017. http://insider.afca.com/running-back-essentials-switching-hands/

Awards
– 2019 National High School Strength Coaches Association Maryland Coach of the Year

Athletics

Baylor Bears Football (Waco, TX)
Running Back
January 2003 – November 2005

– Honors: Lettered (2005), First Team Academic All-Big XII (2005), Baylor Football Highest GPA Award (2004), Baylor University Sports Performance of the Year Award: Highest Football GPA (2004), Big XII Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2003, 2004), Prentice Gautt Post-Graduate Scholarship Award Winne

Baylor Athletic Department (Waco, TX)
Intern
August 2005 – May 2006

– Marketing intern. Worked closely with Media Relations to project a positive image of Baylor sports. Organized community events, service projects, and autograph shows involving Baylor athletes. Assisted with the implementation of each sport’s marketing plan. Built relationships in the community. Created promotional events. Assisted with game day operations for all sports. Took press photos. Wrote press releases. Helped update the website.

Education

Juris Doctor
Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
August 2006 – December 2008

– Earned a juris doctor degree.

Master of Science in Education (Sport Management)
Baylor University (Waco, TX)
January 2005 – May 2006

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science Major/Economics Minor)
Baylor University (Waco, TX)
January 2003 – December 2004

– GPA: 3.87 graduate/3.51 undergraduate
– Honors and Activities: Kappa Delta Pi (Education honor society, 2006), Sigma Iota Rho (International Studies honor society, 2004), Golden Key International Honour Society (2004), National Dean’s List (2004), National Society of Collegiate Scholars (2004), National Scholars Honor Society (2004), Omicron Delta Kappa (National Leadership honor society, 2004), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science honor society, 2004), Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Endorsements 

“I’ve always been nervous to use a personal coach for any fitness needs, but my wedding gave me the perfect reason to push past my fears. Phil Tran was my choice for a strength coach and it was one of the best decisions I made in wedding planning. He is knowledgeable, conscientious, dedicated to your needs, limitations, fears, etc., and really empowers his trainees. Not only will he build up your strength, but he builds up your self-esteem by cheering you on as your reach goals (and even lifts you up when you have an off day). As a bonus – Phil is a fantastic photographer and I used his services for my wedding too.”
– Nicole Harris

“Phil worked with both my teenage son who plays football and me. He was very thorough in assessing our individual needs. He designed comprehensive workouts in our home that focused on our goals. I highly recommend him for athletes wanting to get stronger and more agile. I also recommend him for adults wanting to strengthen their muscles as they age and wanting to look more fit.” – Nancy Linton

“I am a busy mom and Phil Tran expertly showed me how I can incorporate important exercises into my daily routine with no disruption so I no longer have pay exorbitant monthly fees to a gym I never use.” – JoeyLynn Hough

“Phil is very knowledgeable and professional! Highly recommended if you are loooking for a coach!” – Brandi Elzie

“My son loves his styles of coaching and training. We will continue our training sessions with Coach Phil as we are very impressed!” – Felicia Myers

“Coach Tran is very dedicated and able to take you to the next level. He will work with you on any weakness you have.” – Austin Otte

“Coach Phil is a coach that is very knowledgeable about his profession. His evaluation of my son gave helpful information to transform him to a great football player.” – Carolyn Stacker

“Knowledgeable, reliable, and great with my son! My son looks forward to his sessions each week and improves week after week. We work on speed and agility, catching and throwing, punting, stretching, and more.” – Michelle McPadden

“Coach Tran worked with my son who is a quarterback to build his strength and enhance his quarterbacking skills. The exercise program he implemented yielded immediate positive results. Coach Tran’s deep knowledge of strength training and football coaching, coupled with the enjoyable training environment he cultivates for clients, makes him a uniquely talented coach. I highly recommend Coach Tran for any athletic performance and fitness needs!” – Kevin Heffner

Coach Tran is amazing! He works with our 8 year old for football skills and after one session we were extremely impressed. His lessons have transferred to our son’s practice and games. His coaches have taken notice. Best money we’ve ever spent for sports training! We will continue to work with him!” – Brooke Wilmering

“Coach Tran was the strength coach for my two daughters who swim competitively. I can’t say enough good things about Coach Tran. His acumen, enthusiasm, care, thoughtfulness, understanding, and mentorship have been a blessing for my daughters. His athletic career is an inspiration and my daughters are inspired by his example and teaching. One of my daughters won a state championship under his tutelage. As much as Coach Tran demands greatness in competition, he is very intentional about relating the challenges and lessons learned in competition to real life so that his athletes will be champions in both sport and life. If you need a strength coach with impeccable moral character who connects well with female athletes, without hesitation, I endorse Coach Tran.” – Peggy Brooks

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