Strength & Conditioning Manager and Alpine Strength & Conditioning Coach
David Miller’s purpose is to guide athletes to exercise regularly in a safe and healthy capacity and to coach, motivate / inspire elite level athletes to peak performances.
In 37 years of Olympic Weightlifting David’s experiences span the spectrum from competitive athlete, International Coach & Lecturer to Certification Instructor, Olympic level International Referee, Weightlifting Training Center Head Coach and former CrossFit gym owner. Throughout these many years, David had the honor of producing multiple State, National and International Weightlifting athletes. He traveled twice in his career as Coach and Team Leader on International assignments for USA Weightlifting. David is an active member of NSCA as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and continues to participate in the Special Interest Groups for Weightlifting, Collegiate Coaching and Long Term Athletic Development. For the past three years , David has been the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for The University of Houston's Track & Field Team under coaches and Olympic Track and Field Champions Leroy Burrell and Carl Lewis.
While competing nationally, David gained coaching education through the International Level and in 1997 began leading USA Weightlifting Coaching Certification Courses. Twenty-five years ago the majority of attendees to these certifications were Collegiate Division I, II and NFL/MLB/NBA Strength & Conditioning Coaches. Today, more individuals, Personal Trainers and CrossFit Coaches attend these courses. Together with the thousands David has had the opportunity to certify through USA Weightlifting, David spent a great amount of time teaching young coaches world-wide how to help spread the love of the Olympic sport and its direct application to improving athletic performance.
David is excited to join Ski & Snowboard Club Vail as Strength Coach for the Alpine racers and coordinator of all the Club's Strength & Conditioning. David truly believes that in order to maximize an athlete’s performance with Olympic Weightlifting, whether as a competitive Weightlifter or any other sport athlete that safety, efficiency of movement and incorporating fun are required to reach the podium. David looks forward to bringing these ideologies and practices to the athletes of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail.