One of the highlights of my visit to Colorado Springs was getting to catch up with Jack Braley. Jack is one the real pioneers in the strength and conditioning field. He was an assistant football coach and the first S&C coach at the Air Force Academy. He was doing all this stuff when I was still in high school. I first meet Jack at an NSCA Convention in the 1980’s (Back in the days when it was a coaching organization). I used to look forward to the conventions just to talk to Jack and pick his brain. Jack is 76 years and he still helps Matt McGettigan with the football S&C at the Academy. He has so much wisdom and experience it was great catching up with him. Someone needs to get a video camera and do an interview with Jack; he has seen and done so much we can learn from him. He knew how to get players football strong. I feel fortunate to know a guy like Jack, a real trailblazer. We need to honor and recognize guys like Jack.