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St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis has named Mark Herrmann coordinator of football operations. Before a 12-year National Football League career, which included a stint with the Indianapolis Colts, the Carmel native played at Purdue University. His new duties include leading the group's training efforts at the annual NFL Combine. November 27, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Mark Herrmann, former Purdue University All-American and National Football League (NFL) quarterback, has been named coordinator of football operations at St. Vincent Sports Performance (SVSP) in Indianapolis. In this new position, the Carmel native will oversee all football partnerships and services, including SVSP's NFL Combine Training Program.

Responsible for recruiting draft prospects into the program and serving as a liaison for athletes and their agents, Herrmann's 12-year NFL career – which included time with the Denver Broncos, Baltimore and Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers and Los Angeles Rams – is an invaluable resource for both SVSP and program participants.

"Mark truly understands the intricacies of the draft process," said Ralph Reiff, executive director of SVSP. "He knows firsthand what players need in a training program and what teams are looking for in an athlete. I'm confident he will serve as a great mentor for these young players and we’re honored to have him on board."

SVSP's comprehensive NFL Combine Training Program, which will kick off again in January 2014, includes a combination of intensive performance training and treatment, nutritional education and planning, sports psychology insight and counseling, position-specific training with former NFL players and coaches, film analysis and more. Recent alumni of the program include Ronnie Hillman, Denver Broncos; Tracy Porter, Oakland Raiders; Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens; Will Campbell, New York Jets; Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts and Kelvin Beachum, Pittsburgh Steelers.

"Beyond just speed and skill, teams are increasingly placing more importance on character and professionalism when evaluating players. They want someone who will make a positive impact in the locker room," said Herrmann. "I'm excited to be a part of an organization that focuses on developing players both physically and mentally, and look forward to coaching these players through the longest, most in-depth interview of their careers."

In addition to the NFL Combine Training Program, Herrmann will coordinate SVSP's football relationships with more than 30 local middle schools, high schools and universities. Herrmann most recently served as a community affairs consultant at St.Vincent Health in Indianapolis and, prior, as associate director of educational programs at the NCAA.

For more information on SVSP football programs and enrollment, contact Mark Herrmann at 317.415.5747.

For media inquiries regarding SVSP’s NFL Combine Training Program, or to interview Mark Herrmann, please contact Abby Gras at 507.254.2207.

About St.Vincent Sports Performance

A worldwide destination for elite athlete training, the St.Vincent Sports Performance staff has been supporting world-class athletes since 1987. The first and largest hospital- based program of its kind in the United States, St.Vincent Sports Performance employs 70 nationally certified athletic trainers, 19 physicians, 12 certified strength and conditioning specialists, two licensed sports psychologists and a registered sports dietitian. Together they have trained athletes at every level from Olympians to the NFL and NBA, to Motorsports and NCAA athletes. Learn more at definingsportsperformance.com.

Source: St.Vincent Sports Performance