Football Innovation 2020 Speakers

Dr. Phil Wagner

CEO, Sparta Science

Dr. Phil Wagner is founder-CEO of Sparta Science, a physician and a former strength coach whose own athletic career as a football and rugby player was cut short by a series of avoidable training injuries. Dr. Wagner's commitment to data-driven coaching and athlete development began as a strength coach for U.C. Berkeley and UCLA and as a professional rugby coach in New Zealand and Australia. Frustrated by the lack of evidence-based approaches to athletic performance and injury prevention within professional sports, Phil received his medical degree from USC focused on biomechanics. Phil’s passion for protecting athlete health and longevity through injury resilience coupled with his medically-oriented human performance mindset inspired him to found Sparta Science, an AI movement technology and data science company focused on improving musculoskeletal health.