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In today's episode, we talk with Dr. Lorenzo Guess. Dr. Lorenzo Guess has dedicated 12 years of his career to Michigan State University, where he holds the prestigious position of Director of Athletic Performance. Dr. Guess's responsibilities include overseeing a team of highly skilled Athletic Performance professionals who are committed to delivering optimal results for the Olympic sports program. Additionally, Dr. Guess is the Director of Strength & Conditioning for men's basketball, where he implements his vast knowledge and experience to keep the players in top physical condition.

Dr. Guess completed his doctoral program with the United States Sports Academy in the summer of 2021. His research involves The Perception of Educational Barriers in Transition of African American Male Student-Athletes.

A native of Wayne, Michigan, Dr. Guess spent two seasons (2010-11) as an assistant director of strength and conditioning at Notre Dame while working with head coach Brian Kelly. Dr. Guess also worked with Kelly for one season at Cincinnati as a tight ends coach, helping the Bearcats to a 12-1 record in 2009 and an appearance in the Sugar Bowl following UC’s second straight BIG EAST Championship. He helped mentor Super Bowl Champion Travis Kelce at UC, who has earned first-team All-Pro accolades four times and Pro Bowl honors eight times as a tight end during his career with the Kansas City Chiefs.


Timecodes:
00:00:45- Introduction
00:05:45- Let’s start with your journey from high school all the way to Michigan State?
00:09:05- When you were coaching at Cincinnati for Coach Kelly, what was it like coaching for him, and his favorite position, the TE’s?
00:13:45- Can you talk a little about your time with Coach Saban as your coach at Michigan State?
00:17:00- Can you talk about Coach Ken Mannie and his influence on you?
00:22:00- How about Dr. Rosen, is he still working with teams at MSU.
00:26:50- What was it about strength and conditioning that drew you into the profession?
00:29:15- Which sport and position was the most challenging to coach, and which sports were the most challenging to program for?
00:37:00- How did your experience as a collegiate athlete, and then a collegiate position coach in football, prepare you when you transitioned to working in the weight room.
00:39:45- How would your life have been different as a collegiate athlete if you had an NIL deal?
00:45:00- Did you get any break after playing football at MSU, before starting basketball?
00:46:35- There were things that were done traditionally at MSU when you played, as time has passed, and Coach Mannie and others have moved on. Do you feel like its your responsibility to pass some of those things down to the young coaches and student athletes?
00:49:10- What is a typical week like for the MSU Men’s Basketball team right now?
00:52:40- In the summertime, how long is a regular basketball practice?
00:54:50- During the summer, how much sprint work do you do with the basketball team?
00:57:30- How much does travel affect what you do in the weight room in season?
00:59:00- What kind of technology do you use with the basketball team?
01:01:50- Do you do team workouts or small groups?
01:03:20- What advice do you have for youth basketball coaches and young basketball players?
01:09:45- Closing
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In today's episode, we talk with Dr. Lorenzo Guess. Dr. Lorenzo Guess has dedicated 12 years of his career to Michigan State University, where he holds the prestigious position of Director of Athletic Performance. Dr. Guess's responsibilities include overseeing a team of highly skilled Athletic Performance professionals who are committed to delivering optimal results for the Olympic sports program. Additionally, Dr. Guess is the Director of Strength & Conditioning for men's basketball, where he implements his vast knowledge and experience to keep the players in top physical condition. Dr. Guess completed his doctoral program with the United States Sports Academy in the summer of 2021. His research involves The Perception of Educational Barriers in Transition of African American Male Student-Athletes. A native of Wayne, Michigan, Dr. Guess spent two seasons (2010-11) as an assistant director of strength and conditioning at Notre Dame while working with head coach Brian Kelly. Dr. Guess also worked with Kelly for one season at Cincinnati as a tight ends coach, helping the Bearcats to a 12-1 record in 2009 and an appearance in the Sugar Bowl following UC’s second straight BIG EAST Championship. He helped mentor Super Bowl Champion Travis Kelce at UC, who has earned first-team All-Pro accolades four times and Pro Bowl honors eight times as a tight end during his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Timecodes : 00:00:45- Introduction 00:05:45- Let’s start with your journey from high school all the way to Michigan State? 00:09:05- When you were coaching at Cincinnati for Coach Kelly, what was it like coaching for him, and his favorite position, the TE’s? 00:13:45- Can you talk a little about your time with Coach Saban as your coach at Michigan State? 00:17:00- Can you talk about Coach Ken Mannie and his influence on you? 00:22:00- How about Dr. Rosen, is he still working with teams at MSU. 00:26:50- What was it about strength and conditioning that drew you into the profession? 00:29:15- Which sport and position was the most challenging to coach, and which sports were the most challenging to program for? 00:37:00- How did your experience as a collegiate athlete, and then a collegiate position coach in football, prepare you when you transitioned to working in the weight room. 00:39:45- How would your life have been different as a collegiate athlete if you had an NIL deal? 00:45:00- Did you get any break after playing football at MSU, before starting basketball? 00:46:35- There were things that were done traditionally at MSU when you played, as time has passed, and Coach Mannie and others have moved on. Do you feel like its your responsibility to pass some of those things down to the young coaches and student athletes? 00:49:10- What is a typical week like for the MSU Men’s Basketball team right now? 00:52:40- In the summertime, how long is a regular basketball practice? 00:54:50- During the summer, how much sprint work do you do with the basketball team? 00:57:30- How much does travel affect what you do in the weight room in season? 00:59:00- What kind of technology do you use with the basketball team? 01:01:50- Do you do team workouts or small groups? 01:03:20- What advice do you have for youth basketball coaches and young basketball players? 01:09:45- Closing --------------------- Links: Connect with Coach Moffitt Twitter @TommyMoffitt Instagram @tommymoffitt Resources : If you or your organization would like to To know more about The Moffitt Method, please schedule a call with one of our coaches. Book a Call Reviews : If you have been enjoying this show please take a moment to rate and review us on Spotify, Apple, or wherever you are consuming this podcast. Give us a follow on social media: Instagram Facebook Website YouTube Twitter read more read less

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