Coach Todd Polhemus

Coach Todd Polhemus is the Assistant Director of Sports Training. Coach Todd, as a coach an or athlete, has extensive experience in soccer and track and field. Has earned a number of all-state and conference individual awards, Team accomplishments include winning on state championship, thee conference championships, and was runner-up in the national championships (soccer). He is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College, with an B.S. in Education, and concentration in Psychology. He has coached and player at the club, high school, college and professional levels, and has been on staff since 1993.

Coach Todd was State Champion in Shot-Putt and placed in the top ten at the Junior Nationals in Javelin. In weight lifting he push pressed 377 lbs at a body weight of 202 lbs. Coach Todd was an all conference, all region, and three conference title holder and National Runner up in College Soccer. He played Professional Soccer in the U.S. and also played over seas in England, France, Germany, Denmark, Spain, and Trinidad. He was trained by Bob Wilson (English National Coach) and Lincoln Phillips (U.S. National Coach) and also coached along side of them. Coach Todd designed Lateral Mobility, Agility, and Conditioning Drills Activities that were used by Lincoln Phillips at former camps. Todd has done extensive studies and internship at S.M.F.I. and at Birmingham Southern College on speed, power, agility technologies and research in bio-mechanic gate analysis. He was required to study United States, Russian, and other European literature and information research in Plyometrics, Speed, Power, Agility, and Strength Training for years on a daily basis as part of Coach Russ Polhemus and S.M.F.I. Certification Process that takes five or more years to complete. He has worked as a professional staff member at S.M.F.I. for twelve years.