Last updated on: 9/21/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Brian McNamee, MS Biography

Title:
Former trainer for MLB players, including Roger Clemens
Position:
Con to the question "Is Golf a Sport?"
Reasoning:

“As far as my definition of sport, golf is not a sport. It’s an athletic activity maybe, they might be an athlete, but it’s not a sport… Nowadays most [golfers] are, with the training and nutrition aspect of it, they’re definitely athletes, but they’re not playing in a sport… It’s an individual thing. If they lose, they lose to themselves, they don’t lose to a competitor… “

SportsImproper.com, “Brian McNamee – Is Golf a Sport or No Sport?,” youtube.com, Jan. 23, 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Baseball clinic instructor, Long Island Sports Complex, 2011-present
  • Trainer and strength coach to Roger Clemens, 2001-2007
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sports Management, St. John’s University, Sep. 2005-June 2006
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach, New York Yankees, 2000-2001
  • Strength and conditioning coach, Toronto Blue Jays, 1998-2000
  • Assistant General Manager, Toronto Blue Jays, 1995-1998
  • Bullpen catcher and batting practice pitcher, New York Yankees, 1993-1995
  • Former New York City police officer, 1990-May 1993
  • Former consultant, InVite Health
  • Former member, Hickey Chemists Scientific Advisory Board
Education:
  • MS, Sports Medicine, Long Island University
  • BS, Athletic Administration, St. John’s University, 1989
Contact Info:
Phone
516-546-0900 (Long Island Sports Complex)
Email
None found
Website
Long Island Sports Complex profile
Other:
  • Testified as the the prosecution’s central witness in the 2012 perjury trial of Roger Clemens
  • Testified to the US House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2008 that he had injected baseball player Roger Clemens with steroids in his capacity as his trainer
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Is Golf a Sport?