A passion for the science behind speed and performance. A belief in the value behind mutual respect and community service. Our pioneering founder and President Ryan Flaherty’s unwavering commitments to both have defined his career. They’re commitments evident in the dramatic improvements of his athletes. And they’re perhaps most evident in the personal friendships he has formed, the careers he has inspired, and the youth he has mentored. It should be no surprise that Prolific Athletes reflects these commitments. After all, we’re the result of Ryan’s vision and virtue.
As dubbed by Sports Illustrated, Ryan is “one of the nation’s premier speed coaches”. M.S., C.S.C.S., USATF Level 2 he has trained over 150 NFL athletes including NFL All Pros, NFL Rookies of the Year, a Heisman Trophy winner and many notable NCAA All-Americans. In 2013 alone, Ryan’s NFL combine athletes had the fastest 3 cone and 20 yard shuttle times in the country in 3 different position categories: quarterback, offensive lineman and linebackers. Matt Scott of Arizona set the all-time NFL combine record for quarterbacks with a 3.99 shuttle as well as finished in the top 5 of every other category. Ryan’s unique ability to drastically increase the speed of his athletes is the result of his unrelenting pursuit of research and science in the field of human performance combined with a very comprehensive understanding of improving sprint mechanics.
Prior to starting Prolific Athletes, Ryan worked under Doug Hix, as Director of sports performance for Play Fast Athletics where he directed NFL combine and NFL off-season training. And while Ryan has received countless accolades and professional notoriety, he’s just as well known for the kind of person he is – humble, caring and committed. This rings especially true when walking through the doors at Prolific Athletes and experiencing a unique environment that brings people together and celebrates successes on and off the field.