Ron McKeefery, M.A, MSCC, RSCC*E CSCS*D
Vice President of Performance & Education

S&C Coach

Internationally recognized as a leader in the area of sports development, Ron McKeefery has twice been named Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. First by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Society (2008 Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year), and next by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (2016 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year).


In 2013 Coach McKeefery was honored as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). The Master Strength and Conditioning Coach certification is the highest honor that can be achieved as a strength and conditioning coach, representing professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise and longevity in the field.​ 

Prior to becoming the Vice President of Performance and Education for PLAE, Coach McKeefery served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at both the Professional and Collegiate level.  Working with such professional organizations as the: Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), Kansas City Royals (MLB), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) and the Berlin Thunder (NFL Europe), and collegiate programs such as: Eastern Michigan University, University of Tennessee, and the University of South Florida

He has had the privilege of working with over 80 players that have gone on to play in the National Football League. 


Composed of 31 NFL Draft Picks, including 1st Round Draft Picks and Pro Bowlers Mike Jenkins & Jason Pierre-Paul, along with Cordarrelle Patterson and Ja'Waun James.  He has had numerous All Americans, NFL Free-Agents, and All Conference Selections.  


Coach McKeefery is a sought after industry speaker.  He has lectured for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches, United Kingdom, Australian, and Polish National Associations.  

Ron is the author of the #1 Amazon International Bestseller "CEO Strength Coach", and has been published in the NSCA Journal, American Football Monthly, and numerous other publications.  

Now, Coach McKeefery is bringing his expertise and knowledge to PLAE, where he works with elite athletes and coaches around the world.  Including USA Team Football and the Chinese Olympic Committee.  




Ron has been married to his best friend Angela McKeefery since 1999. 

The two adopted three children from Ukraine in 2005.  At the time Tyler and Ava where 5 years old and Maya was 3.  They added a fourth child James McKeefery 13, Ron's half brother when his father passed away in 2011. 


Currently the McKeefery's live in Knoxville, Tennessee.   

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Best way to contact me is to connect on Instagram.  

I do my best to respond within 48 hours, but get numerous messages per day.  




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