Mike Barwis is the founder and CEO of the BARWIS family of companies, including the BARWIS Performance Centers. Mike is currently the Senior Advisor of Strength and Conditioning to the New York Mets and is the Director of Sports Science and Human Performance for the Detroit Red Wings; he was a former consultant for the Miami Dolphins.
In 2003, Barwis assumed the responsibility for the West Virginia University Mountaineers football program, while maintaining his position with the Olympic sports. During his tenure at WVU, he designed and implemented programs for all of the Mountaineers 21 varsity sports. His last 5 years at WVU were widely considered to be the golden era in WVU athletics. Barwis has coached 38 National Strength and Conditioning (NSCA) All-Americans and was one of 10 coaches to receive the Bronze Award from the NSCA certification commission. He has trained thousands of professional and Olympic athletes in over 40 sporting events.