Tom Rusga
Technical Lead (S&C) at English Institute of Sport, PhD Researcher and Performance Consultant

Introduction

Tom is currently employed at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) as a Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach and Technical Lead. As a coach, he primarily supports British Rowing athletes whilst also contributing to the design and delivery of the national strength & conditioning strategy at the EIS.

Tom is also currently completing a PhD studying the biomechanics and physical preparation of elite athletes through the lens of contemporary motor control theories. In addition to this, Tom is working towards a Level 7 qualification in Executive Coaching & Mentoring through the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM). Drawing on his research and applied experience Tom also lectures on several undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy, strength & conditioning, and sports science courses.

During the Rio 2016 Olympic Cycle Tom worked with World Class Programme athletes from GB Hockey and British Athletics. He then worked for Sport Wales leading the sports science and medicine provision to Welsh Boxing and Welsh Cycling. Prior to working with Olympic/Paralympic athletes Tom worked in professional football and has held several research roles both in the UK and abroad working with international federations such as FIFA and World Rugby.