Shad Forsythe

Staff Profile

Head of Performance
Wenatchee, USA, June 8, 1973
Certified strength and conditioning specialist, certified athletic trainer, MA in Bio-Mechanics and Excercise Physiology
Joined Arsenal
July 2014

Shad joined Arsenal in July 2014 as the new head of athletic performance enhancement. 

He spent 10 years working with the Germany national team and was part of the coaching set-up during their 2014 World Cup success.

Before that, he worked at the US Olympic Training Centre in San Diego. Shad has also worked for EXOS, an American organisation who are influential in what the founder, Mark Verstegen, defines as "performance culture".

A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Shad will work alongside the coaching staff in overseeing the first-team players' fitness and rehabilitation programmes.