APEC Founder / President

BOBBY STROUPE

Bobby Stroupe is the Founder and President of ATHLETE Performance Enhancement Center (APEC).  Coach Stroupe has directed human performance systems for nearly 20 years while expanding his influence as an author, consultant, speaker, and educator. His experience includes working with school systems, collegiate teams, professional teams, businesses, corporate fitness and individuals alike. His coaching ranges from youth athletes to some of the top names in multiple professional sports including 1st round picks, Super Bowl and World Series champions. APEC has been a part of developing over 20 athletes that trained in the APEC system in grade school, and continued all the way to the professional ranks. Stroupe and team currently support over 100 athletes in the NFL and MLB alone. Among many accomplishments by his athletes, Bobby has been credited with supporting arguably some of the best in the game of baseball and football including NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes. Coach Stroupe has been featured as a top trainer for multiple sports and athletic performances on ESPN, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, NFL and MLB network, STACK, Bleacher Report, and many more.

 

Bobby has presented on various human performance topics at notable coaches clinics internationally, including the NIKE Roundtable and the China City Bowl tour. Stroupe launched the CAPEC certification at Nike World Headquarters in addition to doing work with Nike Training and the Nike Young Athlete division. Bobby serves on the Advisory Committee for Wellness and Exercise at Tyler Junior College. Stroupe and staff have powered strength & conditioning for TJC baseball during their four time in a row National Championship run.

As an entrepreneur, Stroupe and team built APEC from a grass field in 2005 to today, a world wide training leader in human performance. Bobby serves as the president for APEC, making strategic decisions, designing training systems, and guiding an elite team of coaches that power two locations (Tyler, Fort Worth).

 

Coach Stroupe belongs to an elite group of physical therapists, athletic trainers, and human performance practitioners as a Fellow of Applied Functional Science. Stroupe has also been named a RSCC*D by the NSCA due to 10+ years of demonstrating high standards and professional practice.

"I have a passion for seeing people improve themselves and be successful in every walk of life. We strive to create a habit of excellence with our athletes."

 

- Bobby Stroupe

Credentials/Certifications/Education:

  • Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with *Distinction (RSSC*D) - National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) - Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science

  • Functional Manual Reaction Therapy (FMR) - Gray Institute of Applied Functional Science

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation- SOSU

  • Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) - Nation Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) - NSCA

  • Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) - National Academy of Sports Medicine

  • Olympic Sports Performance- USA Weightlifting

  • Pose Method® Certified (POSE TECH) - Dr. Romanov Olympic Speed Coach

  • SAQI Senior Level Instructor (Speed, Agility, Quickness)

  • Advanced Strength and Power Certification - Dr. Dan Baker

  • Apprentice Coach for Altis (Dan Pfaff Olympic development program)

  • Applied Neuroscience of Peak Performance Certification (Sports Psychology)

  • Performance Specialist Certification - XPS

  • Tactical Training Systems Certification - TTS

  • Physical Fitness Specialist - The Cooper Institute

  • Primal 7

Athletic Profile:

  • Professional Football

    • CB/WR (Arena Football)

    •  Team leader in interceptions, pass breakups for the Thunder Arena Team 

  • College Football

    • Unity Counsel / 4 year Letterman / Started 4 different positions

    • School Record - Blocked Kicks

  • High School

    • School Records in 100M and Powerlifting totals (123lb, 132lb, 148lb, 165lb)

    • MVP of 3 different Sports

    • Football- All Texoma (TEXAS/OKLAHOMA)

    • National Army Student/Athlete of the Year

Stroupe Coaching Career Highlights:

  • Supporting over 200 athletes from high school to Division 1 level in 6 different sports- APEC has helped develop 16 high school All Americans and 12 college All Americans.

  • MLB / MiLB baseball; APEC has seen numerous All Stars and awards(Rumbelow POTY, Jenkins POTY). The Major League Baseball record for most consecutive starts to pitch 5 innings in a career belongs to APEC athlete, Josh Tomlin. April 21st, 2012 Philip Humber pitched the 21st Perfect Game in Major League Baseball history instantly putting his performance in the hall of fame. In 2015 Michael Kopech set the record for the fastest pitch with 105.7mph making a jump of 5 mph from his previous best. APEC has had two athletes with World Series appearances in Josh Tomlin (1-Indians) and Brandon Belt (2-Giants). To date, no APEC athlete that has trained for 3 straight off-seasons has not made it to the big leagues.

  • NFL: 2018; 10 athletes drafted, 19 signed in NFL draft. Stroupe led a team at the 2018 NFL combine that had 2 top overall performers in Malik Jefferson(LB) and Dylan Cantrell(WR). Both had the #1 SPARQ score as well. Dylan has been training in APEC system since he was 11 years old. In 2018 alone, 28 combine/pro day athletes grabbed 53 top 10 performances in competing events. 2017; Trained and mentored Patrick Mahomes from 8th grade to Texas Tech and eventually being selected the 10th overall pick(1st round) by the Kansas City Chiefs. Stroupe and team had the fastest linebacker at the 2017 NFL combine (Duke Riley) along with 6 total top performer marks. APEC supported 14 players that made it to the NFL in 2017 including Dede Westbrook (4.27 - 40) and sophomore early entry Howard Wilson(4th round). Stroupe has supported NFL pro bowlers and Superbowl champions alike. Kendall Hunter led all running backs in the NFL in yards per carry with 5.2 in 2012, less than a year after an Achilles repair. APEC has also made a name for helping unrated and undrafted players make it into the league through impressive pro days, workouts, and camp performance (Harrell; Packers, Jackson; Falcons, Snow; Bills, Tucker; Eagles, Aubrey; Browns, Showers; Cowboys, etc.)

  • Soccer: APEC has supported three women soccer players that broke into the professional ranks including; Lindsey Halbrook (Middlesbrough, UK), Chestley Strother-Ashley (Houston Dash), Brittany Matthews (FC Dallas)

  • Former pupil Brian Abadie is director of Professional Athlete Training at Michael Johnson Performance(Nike) in Dallas, TX.

  • Stroupe has acted as a consultant to Tyler Junior College baseball which has won four national championships under direction of Stroupe and his team.

  • APEC has had 9 athletes recruited and accepted in the United State Military Academies (West Point, Navy, Air Force).

  • Major college football awards include; Biletnikoff Award winner (Dede Westbrook), Earl Campbell Award winner (Greg Ward Jr Houston), Rimington Award winner (Jake Kirkpatrick TCU), Doak Walker Finalist (Kendall Hunter OSU), Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award(Graham Harrell Texas Tech). Bobby has been privileged to work and consult with NCAA record holders and National Champions. At one time in 2015 two of the five Heisman candidates were APEC athletes (Ward, Mahomes)

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