Al Vermeil is the ONLY strength coach to have World Championship rings from BOTH the NFL and the NBA. He is also the only strength coach who has been in the NFL, NBA and Major League Baseball.
Al was honored by being one of the initial inductees to the Strength Coaches Hall of Fame in June 2003.
His knowledge and implementation of new techniques and training methods have made Vermeil’s programs highly visible and respected throughout the sports world. He has developed successful training programs in a wide variety of sports including football, basketball, baseball and golf.
Al Vermeil is President of Vermeil Sports and Fitness, Inc. VSF is currently training players of the World Champion Chicago Bulls, as well as select athletes. VSF has also consulted with the US Army Rangers Fort Benning Ga., Boston College, Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning, Benneton Basketball of Italy, San Francisco Giants, University of Alabama, University of Iowa Basketball, University of Miami (FL) Basketball, Stanford University Sports Medicine, Texas A & M Football, University of Kansas Basketball, Kansas State University, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Falcons, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Chicago White Sox, The Academy of Golf at Lakeway, Nicklaus Academy of Golf, Golf Digest School, teaching golf professionals Chuck Cook, John Elliott, Mike Malaska, and Mark Woods who are both recognized in that select group of top 100 teaching pros as chosen by both Golf Digest and Golf magazine.
Al Vermeil was an outstanding collegiate football player at Utah State University. In l969, when college football celebrated it’s first l00 years, Al was selected to Utah State’s All Time Team. Mr.Vermeil also established himself as a very successful high school football coach before joining the San Francisco 49’ers in l979 as the strength and conditioning coach. His programs made major contributions to the team’s winning of the l982 Super Bowl Championship.
Al is often the featured speaker at many coaching clinics including the National Strength and Conditioning Association, National Athletic Trainer’s Association, Italian National Basketball Clinic in Rome, Italy, Greek National Basketball Clinic in Athens, Greece and The Mayo Clinic. He has written numerous articles for major publications including Golf Digest, The National Strength Coach Journal, Muscle and Fitness, and Conditioning Association Journal, as well as several conditioning manuals.