Micheál Cahill, originally from Limerick, Ireland joined Athlete Training and Health in 2018 and serves as the Vice President of Performance and Sports Science. Micheál is primarily responsible for the program philosophy within ATH for all training strands, the development of all coaches within ATH and the daily integration of services between hospital, academic and professional team partnerships as well as assisting in company growth and strategy.
Most recently, Micheál served as the Director of Sports Science at Jesuit College in Dallas catering for the needs of 750 athletes weekly from 2013 – 2018. Prior to his arrival in the U.S., Micheál ran his own Personal Training and Sports Conditioning and Consultancy working with athletes across a broad range of sports from amateur to professional level. From 2011 to 2013, he served as head strength and conditioning (S&C) coach for the Clare Senior Gaelic Football team and also oversaw the S&C for all underage academy teams. In 2010 Micheál worked within the Baylor University Athletic Performance staff as a strength and conditioning coach. Micheál has also worked with various professional athletes from national level marathon runners to NFL athletes as a sports scientist, guiding multiple areas of their training from sleep and recovery to strength and conditioning.
Micheál completed his undergraduate degree in Health, Fitness and Leisure from the Institute of Technology, Tralee. He received his master’s degree in Sports Performance from the University of Limerick. Currently he is finishing his PhD at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand focusing on acceleration and resisted sprinting in youth adolescents. Current research interests include the influence of strength, speed and power on youth athletes of varying maturation. He is also a NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS) certified. Micheál resides in Dallas with his wife, Jenny, and one-year-old son, Stephen. As an athlete, Micheál played competitive Gaelic football at inter-county and collegiate level in Ireland and still continues to play recreationally in Dallas.