Director of Athletic Performance
Frank is a New Orleans native who recently completed his PhD at Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand in their Sports Performance Research Institute (SPRINZ). Frank earned his M.S. in Exercise Physiology at Midwestern State University and his B.S. in Biology from Morehouse College. During his career he’s contributed to the enhanced performance of athletes at several schools. As Director of Strength and Conditioning at Midwestern State University, Frank serviced 11 sports with football and women’s cross country and track under his direct care. Prior to his tenure at Midwestern State, Frank served as a strength and conditioning intern under Vic Viloria at Southern Methodist University from 2007 to 2009 before undertaking a dual-internship under Tommy Moffitt at Louisiana State University and Gayle Hatch at Gayle Hatch Weightlifting in 2009. He also trained girl’s basketball and volleyball at University Laboratory High School while in Baton Rouge.
Frank’s applied research extends into several areas, with emphasis on speed and the role strength and power play in change of direction. His research interests are biomechanics and physiological factors related to human performance, skill acquisition, development and retention, and longitudinal relationships between metrics of physical performance and in-competition performance in collision sport athletes.