Phelps Hired as Applied Sports Scientist
Chase Phelps joined The Farm in June 2016 as an Applied Sports Scientist for the Department of Athletics. Prior to coming to Stanford, he began his career in the Human Performance field in various intern and assistant strength and conditioning coach roles at Radford University, Old Dominion and IMG Performance Institute respectively. In 2011, he was hired as the Director of Athletic Performance at Hampton University where he oversaw all aspects of their Sports Performance Department. Chase was subsequently hired by a Human Performance Program that worked with U.S. Special Operations Forces, and attributes a large amount of his growth to that unique position.
Chase has been able to initiate streamlining of processes of current sports science efforts and identify areas for opportunity and growth. His belief is that Sports Science is the application and integration of knowledge between all disciplines in Human Performance, and that technology is a medium for this knowledge, not a driving force. Chase says, “I was thrilled to join the effort as the Stanford Sports Performance and Sports Medicine Departments are known for being progressive and putting forth an elite level of care for the Stanford Student-Athletes. As I look to the future, I am very excited about the opportunities that exist to help further develop our student-athletes.”
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