Donnie Maib on Growing and Evolving as a Coach

Donnie Maib has been the Head Coach for Athletic Performance for Olympic Sports since 2011. Maib oversees all aspects of athletic performance efforts for all sports at the University of Texas with the exception of Men’s/Women’s Basketball and Football.

I first met Donnie at one of the PLAE summits a few years back, and he was someone I truly enjoyed learning from – not just because of his thoughts on coaching, but on his thoughts with regards to life and perspective as well.

In this show, Donnie and I talk about how a freak injury ended his football career but gave him his start in the world of physical preparation, how he’s evolved over 20+ years from a programming and coaching perspective, and how he’s been lucky enough to win not one but two national championships in his time at Texas.

Donnie is one of those guys that’s just a wealth of experience, and I know you’re going to love this show.


Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this week’s show:

  • Show Intro
  • Interview with Donnie
    • How a tragic injury got Donnie started in the world of physical preparation.
    • How is injury affected and impacted him as a coach.
    • Donnie’s coaching philosophy 25 years ago when he started as a football strength and conditioning coach.
    • How his philosophy has evolved working with men’s tennis and women’s volleyball players.
    • If he were to take over a new position, what he would do differently to get it started on the right path.
    • His first gig in the speaking world, and why an epic failure lead to success down the line.
    • The BIG Question.
    • A fun lightning round where we talk about his career highlight(s), the most impactful book he’s read in the past year, his favorite city to travel to, and what’s next for Donnie Maib.


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