Former Top LB Is Now a Top Strength Coach

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Source: Crain’s Cleveland Business

Mike D’Andrea — T3’s owner, and once the nation’s top-ranked linebacker as a member of Jim Tressel’s 2002 recruiting class at Ohio State — joked with a guest about the “awesome parking” T3’s limited space has for its growing number of visitors.

That should change this summer, when T3 will move a mile down the road, to a 56,000-square-foot facility it’s building on Recreation Lane in Avon, Ohio.

The new headquarters, which is being constructed on the site of a since-scrapped plan for a Bo Jackson Elite Sports complex, will have more than 30,000 square feet of turf fields and 16,000 square feet of athlete and adult gyms, plus batting cages, a yoga studio and outdoor sand pits.

Eight years after he started a performance training company by purchasing a 1,500-square-foot gym in Westlake, the 32-year-old D’Andrea is overseeing what he describes as a consistently growing business that has 10 full-time employees, 10 to 15 part-timers (depending on the season) and runs 15 travel baseball teams. T3 — which stands for “test, teach, train” — also has an expanding camp and clinic business, manages six corporate wellness programs, and trains athletes of all ages.

For more info about D’Andrea’s strength program, visit Crain’s Cleveland Business.

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