A former strength and conditioning coach in the NFL and at Stanford, Ryan Capretta began working with the Pepperdine men's and women's basketball programs prior to the 2007-08 season.
Capretta is the executive director of Proactive Sports Performance, an institute located in Westlake, Calif., which is devoted to performance training and rehabilitative services.
Over the past seven years, he has worked with Olympic gold medalists and professionals from all of the major sports.
From 2003-06, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Arizona Cardinals. He was at Stanford from 2001-03 and served as the interim head strength and conditioning coach for football at one point. Prior to that, he was with the Baltimore Ravens, where he was a member of the staff that won the 2000 NFL championship.
He is professionally certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He holds a bachelor's degree in exercise science with a minor in business administration from Indiana State and was a wide receiver on the Sycamores' football team. He also has a master's of sports science from the United States Sports Academy.
Capretta has been featured as an athletics training expert on several media outlets, including ABC News, CBS Sports, ESPN and Men's Health magazine.