American Athletic Institute
President and Founder
A former NCAA All-American, International-level distance runner and World Masters Champion, John has coached or advised more than two dozen Olympians including World and Olympic Champions. He holds three International Olympic Solidarity diplomas for coaching and has been a crusader for drug-free sport at all levels. John’s innovative program “PURE PERFORMANCE”, has gained international prominence. He has appeared as a guest commentator for ABC Wide World of Sports for Olympic Drug Scandals. John has worked with nearly all sport federations including the NCAA, ECAC, NHL, NFL,NBA, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Sport Canada, the International Olympic Committee and the USAF. John Underwood is a Human Performance Consultant for the U.S. Navy SEALS.
John came to my high school to present his "Life of an Athlete" program to our student-athletes and staff. During the two days he was in our district, I had the chance to discuss the bike ride, my training and what I needed to eat to properly maintain my energy levels (Feeding the Machine--was the quote). This was a once in a lifetime experience and I am really glad I had the chance to meet him.