About Dean Callaghan

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Education

  • 2019 - 2024
    Central Queensland University

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Thesis: “Velocity-based methods to monitor post-match neuromuscular status in rugby league player”

Experience

  • 2017 - 2023
    Mackay Cutters

    Strength and Conditioning Coach

    Head of Performance 2022-2023 seasons
    • Development and delivery of strength and conditioning programming for senior team
    • Manage strength and conditioning for all 6 teams within the club with the assistance of strength and conditioning staff
    • Coordinate with head of football, and head coaches for each team to ensure strength and conditioning programming align with their vision and training plans
    • Liaise with club’s medical staff and allied health professionals to oversees the rehabilitation of injured athletes
    • Oversee the modification of player training loads to promote the team’s performance via the availability of players
    • Implement player load monitoring strategies using GPS, wellness questionnaires , and session RPE
    • Analyse any sport science data (eg. force plate testing, match GPS) and suitably convey findings for staff and athletes to comprehend
    • Conduct fitness testing to assist in the recognition of player development needs
    • Assist the professional development of all strength and conditioning staff

    Strength and Conditioning Coach 2018-2021 seasons
    • Development and delivery of strength and conditioning programming for under 18s (2018 season), and under 20s (second half of 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 seasons)
    • Assisted the head of performance with senior team
    • Conduct rehabilitation sessions according to guidelines and prescriptions provided by allied health professionals
    • Implement player load monitoring strategies via GPS, wellness questionnaires , and session RPE