Duane Carlisle, MSc


Founder of Carlisle Performance, Coach Duane Carlisle is a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach recognized through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Association.

Hi, I’m Coach Duane Carlisle (MSc, MSCC).

I am the current Fitness Coach for the National Football League Officials and former San Francisco 49ers Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. I also previously served as the Director of Sports Performance at Purdue University, overseeing training for all their Sports programs.

I have worked with thousands of athletes, from beginner to elite, including six professional sports teams, and I specialize in helping you take your game to the next level, both physically and mentally, to ensure you gain a competitive edge over your opponent. I guess you could say my superpower is preparing people of all ages – womb to tomb – although I prefer keeping people out of the tomb!

I’m a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and Boston University Track & Field “Wall of Honor”​ inductee

To help make your decision easier in choosing Carlisle Performance Systems, and me as your child’s performance coach, I’ve done my homework and amassed some of the highest honors, numerous certifications, and pursued higher education.

I won’t bombard you here with the specifics, but they’re listed below so you can put your mind at ease.

Having been in the performance industry for over 25 years, I’ve helped youth athletes develop the fundamentals of proper movement mechanics; I’ve coached professional athletes pushing the physical limits of the human body, and I’ve personally trained Silicon Valley CEOs to healthier living.

Even though fun is a major ingredient to training, so is hard work and dedication.

I believe in character-building just as much as muscle-building, and when both are mastered together, only greatness comes. A famous coach once said, “Athletes don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I live those words with every person I have the opportunity to train.

I hope to see you real soon.

High Energy, Demanding and Challenging but also a jokster!

You get what you train for!

High School - Basketball, Track and Football. College -Track. Professional - Track.

  • Grant Thorne (Green Bay Packers)
  • Nicodemus Christopher (University of Missouri)
  • Ryan Crow (Tennessee Titans)
  • Lindsay Dinkelman (University of Iowa)
  • Robert Van Valkenburgh (Opened his own Facility)
  • Michael Chatman (Stanford)
  • Brittney Ducroz (University of Houston)
  • Jeff Earls (Penn State)
  • Garry Christopher (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Kane Thompson (University of Minnesota)
  • William Craven (North Carolina State)
  • Molly Binetti (University of South Carolina)
  • Gavin Roberts (Purdue University)
  • Matt Gebert (Stanford University)
  • Christopher Giacchino (Cleveland Indians Minor League)
  • Jonathan Brinson (Purdue University)
  • Kyle Murray (Western MichiganUniversity)
  • Wally Becker (Purdue University)
  • Grant Geib (Western Michigan University)
  • Christina Specos (Equinox Private Facility)
  • Jordan Davis (Cal Poly)
  • Mark Uyeyama (San Francisco 49ers)
  • Blake Talos (Louisiana Tech)
  • Mackenzie Smith (Clemson University)
  • Dominic Woodard (Ole Miss)
  • Kyrsten Retherford (St. Vincent Sports Performance; previously IMG Academy)
  • ZZ Gore (University of Houston)

Developing young coaches and making anyone who I work with better!

To help others be the best they can be!