How to lead and build a culture of excellence ft. Kurt Hester

Episode 82Brute Strength


This week on the Brute Strength Podcast I’ll be interviewing one of the best Speed Coaches in the country, Kurt Hester. Throughout his career, Kurt has produced hundreds of champions ranging from the high school level, to professional athletes in the NFL, MLB, NBA, and MLS. In this episode we will be going over his work as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Louisiana Tech, Speed Development, and what it means to be a great coach.

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Topics of discussion:

[3:20] Coaching History

[11:56] Speed Development

[15:12] Recommended Resources

[17:49] “Thugs of Steele”

[19:50] Coaching characteristics

[41:50] Working with LA Tech athletes

[45:40] Thoughts on the Combine

[62:20] Advice for young Strength Coaches

Applied Sprinting Training – Smith
Extreme Ownership – Willink
Legacy – Kerr


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