Mike Elliott is the Senior Director of High Performance at the Banner Sports Medicine High Performance Center. Elliott is responsible for the assembly and oversight of the multidisciplinary high performance team to optimize athlete performance enhancement, injury prevention and return to play.
Elliott most recently served as vice president of performance healthcare for the Utah Jazz. He led the NBA team’s medical and sports science efforts, including overseeing athletic training, strength and conditioning programs, and sports nutrition and mental performance programs. Under his leadership, the Utah Jazz health and performance department was named co-recipient of the 2019-2020 Joe O’Toole/David Craig Athletic Training Staff of the Year Awards by the National Basketball Athletic Trainers Association.
Before working with the Utah Jazz, Elliott spent 14 seasons (2003-17) with the Phoenix Suns, serving on the athletic training staff as director of performance, head strength and conditioning coach, and assistant athletic trainer. Elliott was named NBA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Basketball Strength and Conditioning Association (NBSCA) for the 2013-2014 season.
Elliott is a National Academy of Sports (NASM) Scientific Advisory Board member and is on the Board of Directors for RAMMS, a Phoenix-based youth recreational sporting organization. He also has experience with players from the PGA Tour, WNBA and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team.
Elliott earned his bachelor’s in exercise science from Arizona State University and a master’s in performance enhancement and injury prevention from the California University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified athletic trainer and is qualified as a performance enhancement specialist and corrective exercise specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine.