Nate Brookreson was named the Director of Athletic Performance for Olympic Sports in July of 2013. His primary responsibilities are with men and women's soccer, while also serving as the director of all performance training conducted in the south campus Olympic Sports weight room.
Brookreson comes from Eastern Washington University where he served as the Director of Athletic Performance for the EWU athletic department from 2010 until 2013. Prior to leading the department, he served at the same university in an assistant role from 2008 until 2010. During his first season working with the EWU football program, the team captured the 2010 FCS National Championship, as well as a share of the Big Sky Conference Championship. In addition, his women's basketball team earned a regular season Big Sky Conference title in 2009-10.
While at EWU, Nate has trained numerous all-conference, All-American and athletes that went on to play professionally in their sport. Currently, three of his former athletes are playing professional in the Canadian Football League (Bo Levi Mitchell, JC Sherritt, and Zach Johnson), while three others are currently playing in the National Football League (Taiwan Jones - Oakland Raiders, Matt Johnson - Dallas Cowboys, and Brandon Kaufman - Buffalo Bills).
Brookreson came to Eastern Washington University from the University of Georgia, where he worked as a graduate assistant for one season, assisting primarily with baseball, softball, and women's tennis. All three teams placed in the top 25 nationally, with the baseball team finishing as the runner up to Fresno State at the CWS. He also served as a sports performance coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Redmond, WA, and as an intern at Cris Carter's FAST Program in Coral Springs, FL.
Brookreson played wide receiver for Central Washington University from 2001-05, being selected as an All-League performer twice (2nd Team - 04, 1st Team - 05), and was a four time GNAC Academic All-Conference selection. He graduated from Central Washington with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. He is certified (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC), United State Weightlifting (USAW), and Functional Movement Systems (FMS Level 2).
He married Kelsey Lynn Brookreson in July of 2007. They have a one son, Blaise, 2.