Frank Bourgeois, a New Orleans native, joined Athlete Training + Health in 2018 and serves as an Athletic Performance Director. Frank is primarily responsible for the development and employment of training systems and professional advancement of performance coaches at ATH Arlington. He serves as a Research Associate with Sports Performance Research New Zealand at Auckland University of Technology to enhance the evidence-led training approach at ATH.
From 2010 to 2014 Frank was the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Midwestern State University servicing 11 sports with football and women’s cross country and middle-distance 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 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 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 earned his B.S. in Biology from Morehouse College before completing his M.S. in Exercise Physiology at Midwestern State University, with a research focus in change of direction performance in collegiate football athletes. Frank completed his Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Science at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand with a focus on enhancing performance in change of direction tasks among rugby union athletes. His research interests are biomechanical 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.