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Mark Simoneau (Owner/Performance Coach)

NSCA-CSCS / PICP Level 3 / USAW

Mark Simoneau’s training and preparation were major factors in his success on the football field. An All-American at Kansas State and 10-year NFL veteran, Mark had the opportunity to study under and train with the top performance coaches in the country. Through this training, he was able to find the best and most innovative methods to improve his own ability. Mark's goal with SSP is to pass that knowledge on to other dedicated athletes. SSP is the result of Mark's life-long passion for sports and training.


Athletic Career:

Professional (NFL):

Originally Drafted in the 3rd round (67 overall) by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2000 NFL Draft.
During Mark’s NFL career he played in a total of 124 games (68 starts) producing 525 tackles, 7 sacks, one interception, 12 passes defensed, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 52 special teams tackles. Mark officially retired from the NFL on November 18, 2010. Mark played in a total of 7 playoff games during his career. He played in one Super Bowl with the Philadelphia Eagles and was a member of the 2009 New Orleans Saints World Champion team.

Atlanta Falcons (2000-2002)
Philadelphia Eagles (2003-2005)
New Orleans Saints (2006-2009)
Kansas City Chiefs (2010)

College:

Only the second player in Kansas State history to serve as team captain three seasons. Ranked third on Wildcats' all-time list with 48 tackles for a loss and 400 total tackles. Two-time All-America and three-time All-Big 12. As a senior was consensus First Team All-America, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a finalist for the Butkus Award. First-team freshmen All-America selection by the Sporting News and named Big 12 Freshmen Defensive Player of the Year. In 1999 was named to the All-America Strength team by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Mark Cleaned 390LBS, Bench Pressed 450LBS, while running a 4.5 40-yard dash and vertical jumping 37 inches.

High School:


As a Senior at Smith Center Mark Rushed for 2,252 yards averaging 10.3 yards per carry and led the team in tackles with 91. Mark also ran track at Smith Center where he was a state champion in the shot put and a runner-up in the 100 meters. Mark’s personal bests in track included a 10.8 100 meters, 60 feet 1½ inch in the shot put, and 182 feet in the discus. In the weight room Mark squatted 585lbs, bench pressed 330lbs, and hang cleaned 335lbs.

*State Of Kansas Sports Hall Of Fame (Class of 2011)
*Kansas State Ring Of Honor (Class of 2008)
*College Football Hall Of Fame (Class 0f 2012)

Training Influences

During Mark’s career in athletics he has had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best performance coaches in the world.

(Listed Alphabetically)
Tim Adams (Former Oakland Raiders Head Strength Coach, Current Los Angles Kings Head Strength Coach)
Doug Boucher (PowerZone)
Mike Clark (Kansas City Chiefs Head Strength Coach)
Rocky Colburn (Alabama Strength Coach, Former Atlanta Falcons Strength Coach)
Rod Cole (Former Kansas State Head Strength Coach)
Dan Dalrymple ( New Orleans Saints Head Strength Coach)
Ian Danney (Performance Enhancement Professionals)
Tony and Kate Decker (Former Velocity Sports Performance Cherry Hill New Jersey, Current Head Strength Coach Temple University)
Charlie Francis
Chad Ikei (Ikei Performance)
Gavin MacMillan (Sports Science Lab)
Al Miller (Former Head Strength Coach Atlanta Falcons)
Mike Mattox (Inventor of the Heavy Rope and the Isokinetic Jumper)
Charles Poliquin
Steve Saunders (PowerTrain)
Lauren Seagrave (Founder Of Velocity Sports Performance, Elite Track Coach)
Tim Simoneau (Pure-Formance Sports Performance Center)
Mike Wolf (Former Head Strength Coach Philadelphia Eagles)
Zach Woodfin (Athletes Performance Los Angeles Head Football Trainer)

Coaching Influences
Mark has been coached by some of the greatest football coaches of all time.

(Listed Chronologically)
Head Coaches :
Roger Barta- Smith Center High School
Bill Snyder- Kansas State University
Dan Reeves- Atlanta Falcons
Andy Reed- Philadelphia Eagles
Sean Payton- New Orlean Saints
Todd Haley- Kansas City Chiefs

Defensive Coordinators :
Bob Stoops-Kansas State University
Brent Venables- Kansas State University
Mike Stoops- Kansas State University
Phil Bennett- Kansas State University
Rich Brooks- Atlanta Falcons
Don Blackmon- Atlanta Falcons
Wade Phillips- Atlanta Falcons
The late Jim Johnson- Philadelphia Eagles
Gary Gibbs- New Orleans Saints
Greg Williams- New Orleans Saints
Romeo Crennel- Kansas City Chiefs

Linebacker Coaches :
Jim Leavitt- Kansas State University
Brent Venables- Kansas State University
Jim Gush- Kansas State University
Don Blackmon- Atlanta Falcons
Billy Davis- Atlanta Falcons
Ron Rivera- Philadelphia Eagles
Steve Spagnuolo- Philadelphia Eagles
Joe Vitt- New Orleans Saints
Gary Gibbs- Kansas City Chiefs
Adam Zimmer- Kansas City Chiefs