• Director of Performance for Olympic Sports at the University of Tennessee since 2017
  • Came to Tennessee after working in the private sector and serving as president and owner of Sierra Fitness Performance for 16 years in Tucson, Arizona
  • Previously directed the strength and conditioning program at the University of Arizona from 1991 – 2000 
  • Selected as the NSCA Pac-10 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the year in 2000
  • Directed performance programs for the Arizona Wildcats 1997 National Championship Men’s Basketball team and the 1998 Football team which went 12-1 and a No. 4 national ranking
  • 6 top-10 finishes in the NACDA Learfield Directors cup while at Arizona
  • Received his Master of Arts in Exercise Science from the University of Iowa in 1990
  • Played Linebacker on the University of Iowa 1986 Rose Bowl team
  • 1999 Arizona State Olympic Lifting Superheavy Division title


  • Assistant Performance Director at the University of Tennessee since 2012
  • Directed the performance training program for 8th ranked 2018 Women’s Soccer program and a current top 10 ranking for Men’s and Women’s SwimmingCame to Tennessee after serving as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Winthrop in 2011-12
  • While at Winthrop, he developed training regimens and programs for women's basketball, baseball, men[apos]s & women[apos]s Soccer, track and field, men's tennis, and lacrosse
  • Served as a graduate assistant for strength and conditioning at Central Michigan for two years, where he worked with four top 25 teams
  • While at CMU, he helped develop training regimens, programs, and sessions for women's soccer, baseball, wrestling, men[apos]s and women[apos]s track and field, field hockey and assisted with football
  • He received his Master of Arts in sport administration from Central Michigan in 2010
  • During his senior year Adamson was named the 2008 Major of the Year in the physical education program
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science in health and exercise science from Winthrop in 2008
  • Coached football and baseball at Rock Hill High School in South Carolina from 2006-08


Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, The Bridge Human Performance®. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies.

Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports world-wide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians. He’s supported numerous Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters in both professional boxing as well as the UFC.


  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach University of Tennessee: January, 2018 - Present
  • Private Trainer with Excel Fitness, Denville NJ: December, 2014- September, 2017
  • Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, NSCA Colorado: September, 2013 - December 2014
  • Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Football , William Paterson University: August, 2011 - June, 2013
  • Volunteer Strength & Conditioning Coach, Rutgers University: January - May, 2011
  • Strength & Conditioning Intern Coach, New York Jets: March - December, 2010
  • Elite Power Lifter @220


  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Tennessee for 20 years working with all sports programs
  • Directed the performance program for 19th ranked 2018 Tennessee Women’s Volleyball program
  • Trained numerous All-SEC and All-American athletes including a combined 8 team and individual National Championship performances in Track & Field and Dance
  • BS in Physics from Clemson University, BS in Exercise Science and Masters of Science in Human Performance from the University of Tennessee


  • Assistant Strength Coach University of Tennessee: 2018- Present
  • Director of the University of Tennessee Army ROTC- Tactical Fitness: 2017-2018
  • Assistant Strength Coach Dakota Wesleyan University 2016-2017
  • 2x Team Captain (Running Back) at Dakota Wesleyan University
  • B.A., Psychology B.S., Sport Exercise- 2016: Dakota Wesleyan University
  • M.S., Kinesiology Sport Psychology and Motor Behavior-2018 University of Tennessee


  • Came to the University of Tennessee in 2016 as a performance analyst and now directs the S&C program for the top 25 ranked Men’s and Women’s Tennis program
    39 years of coaching strength and conditioning with 20 years as a coach in the NFL
  • 2 Football National Championships with the University of Miami Hurricanes - 1989, 1991
  • National Championship with the University of Kansas Men’s Basketball program - 1988
  • USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame – 2003
  • Stephen F. Austin State Ring of Honor - 2005
  • Honored as a Legend in the Field of Strength and Conditioning by the NSCA - 2015


  • Director of Performance for Women’s Basketball at the University of Tennessee since 2013
  • Has worked with multiple teams at Tennessee including Football, Baseball, Track and Field, Rowing and Dance since 2011
  • Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Incarnate Word 2011-2012
  • Director of Strength and Conditioning at Missouri Valley College 2009-2010
  • Performance coach at “Performance Training Inc.” 2008-2009
  • 2014 and 2015 Tennessee Women’s Basketball SEC Championship
  • 2014 Sweet 16, 2015, 2016 Elite 8
  • BA in Exercise Science and Athletic Training from Missouri Valley College 2008


  • Director of Performance for Men’s Basketball at the University of Tennessee since 2015
  • Instrumental in the design and planning of the Tennessee Basketball Performance Training center in Pratt Pavilion
  • Assisted with the performance development programs for men’s and women’s basketball at Texas from 2012-15
  • Director of Athletic 3D Performance training at “Train 4 the Game” in Austin, Texas working with NFL and NBA athletes, 2013-14
  • 2018 Tennessee Men’s Basketball SEC Championship
  • BS in Health and Human Performance from Wisconsin-Whitewater and MS in Kinesiology from Texas in 2016

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