USA Weightlifting Certified Sports Performance Coach
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4019 LaSalle Dr.
Mandeville, LA 70471
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Brent Pourciau was born in New Orleans, LA. He grew up in Covington, La. where he played football and baseball for St. Paul’s High School. Brent had above average velocity in High School which helped him become the Ace Pitcher as a sophomore. His senior year he helped his team to the Semi-Finals losing to the team, which had won the State Championship the past six years and was ranked 5th in the nation by USA TODAY, 2-1.
Brent was a late bloomer graduating high school at 6’0 165lbs and was offered a full scholarship to Delgado Junior college in New Orleans to have a few more years developing in size and strength. He began the year pitching the opening game of the season. In the fourth inning Brent blew out his rotator cuff and immediately had rotator cuff surgery to repair the tear.
This marked the beginning of Brent’s continuous devotion to the athletics of pitching. Brent read every book he could find that would maybe one day allow him to pitch again in college. It took two years until he could actually throw a ball off of the mound. He then soon discovered that his arm wasn’t going to get any stronger. He worked with two well known physical therapists and two well known doctors before they informed him that they could not do anything to help his condition. The last Doctor labeled his condition as chronic tendentious. Brent refused to accept this diagnosis and began to seek out the help of a personal trainer and a massage therapist. He was lucky enough to train under the supervision of the Olympic Lifting Coach Gayle Hatch’s protege Kurt Hester. The first year he spent training with the Olympic lifts his fastball increased six mph. What he learned was as he grew stronger, all around, he could throw harder. Brent spent countless hours in the weight room building the frame that eventually developed the power to throw a 94 mph fastball. This occurred six years later during a Professional Minor League season.
Not only did Brent play college baseball again but he was the winning pitcher in the Conference Championship game. He moved on to have a Professional career playing in Europe and for an Independent Minor League Organization in San Diego, California.
Through hard work, both physically and mentally, Brent learned the secret to velocity and longevity. Not many athletes have the opportunity to start their careers again from the beginning and work their way to the top, with a total understanding of how they did it!
“You can learn so much more from adversity than from a gift!”
- 3 year Ace Pitcher – Saint Paul’s High School 5A – 1993-1995 – Semi-Finals in State – 1st Team All District
- 1 year Starting Pitcher – Delgado Community College – 1996 – Miss-Lou Conference Champions
- * Rotator cuff surgery
- 1 year Relief Pitcher – Centenary College NCAA D1 – 1998
- 3 year Starting Pitcher – Spring Hill College NAIA – 1999-2001 – GCAC Champions/NAIA Regional Playoffs – All Conference Pitcher
- 1 year Ace Pitcher – Mortsel Stars Antwerp, Belgium – 2001 – European Cup Qualifiers
- 1 year Starting Pitcher – San Diego, Surf Dawgs – 2006 – 1st round draft pick Golden Baseball League
Team AIST Head Coach Prague Baseball Week – 2012
Tournament Champions – First Team Ever to 3 Peat in 31 Years of Tournament
Live Interview 2006 – San Diego, Surf Dawgs
2006 San Diego, Surf Dawgs vs Long Beach, Armada
Brent Pourciau vs Jose Canseco, both in their final professional season.
Written by Brent Pourciau
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