The Data Science Behind Elite Athletic Performance

Dr. Matt Provencher - Founder and President of Proven Performance Technology

Love the episode? Leave a review on your favorite podcast platform!


Sports medicine meets data science in this fascinating episode of The TechEd Podcast!

Dr. Matt Provencher is a sports medicine analyst and the founder of Proven Performance Technology. You've probably seen his Injury Analysis on FOX Sports, where he uses cutting-edge data science to analyze NFL injuries and predict how those will impact the rest of the game.

With a storied background with the U.S. Navy SEALs, New England Patriots and other professional sports organizations, and now with his team of "Predictors" at Proven Performance Technology, Dr. Provencher has taken our understanding of elite athletic performance to a whole new level.

Inside this episode:

  • How an electrical engineering major turned into a data-driven career in sports medicine
  • Developing the Special Forces Tactical Athlete Program (TAP) for the Navy SEALs
  • Speaking the language of coaching - and how to leverage this tactic in your own career
  • Applying data science to sports medicine with the Patriots and across the NFL
  • How injury data impacts the world of sports - from equipment, to rules, to fantasy leagues and betting, to choosing which players to draft and trade
  • How data science in sports can be translated to manufacturing and industrial sectors


To learn more about Dr. Provencher's work, visit:

Connect with Dr. Provencher and The Predictors:

Twitter  |  Instagram  |  LinkedIn  |  TikTok

What our listeners are saying

I needed this podcast back when I was in High School!

Such great content that deserves more attention at all level of education. I wish I heard some of these episodes when I was navigating my own career path. Incredible guests, with incredible messages to share. Keep up the great work!


I find Matt's approach to be very compelling. He brings both perspectives, industry AND education. He doesn't hold back on what he thinks is important...

The #1 podcast in TechEd

This podcast is a great resource to keep up with all the exciting changes in the world of manufacturing and technology. Get key insight from industry leaders from the Midwest and around the globe that you won’t find anywhere else. A must listen for anyone interested in how technology is changing the way businesses operate.

Inspiring topics featuring inspiring leaders

I’ve listened to most of your weekly podcasts and enjoy listening to the stories and conversations that feature business and education leaders from Wisconsin. Kudos to you for creating a platform that presents ideas and success stories that are important to Career and Technical Education teachers and leaders.

Best Career and TechEd Podcast

There are a lot of education podcasts out there. This is the only one that really focuses on bringing together voices from inside AND outside education and focuses specifically on STEM and Career/Tech Ed. This is a great podcast for anyone in education and also for anyone who employs STEM or skilled-trades talent in their workforce.

Filling in Gaps

This show spotlights a large and growing aspect of education that doesn’t get enough attention. Practical and technical education is a field growing exponentially. This podcast Highlights many of the facets of this diverse field.

The pulse of Industry 4.0

This podcast has its fingers on the pulse of Industry 4.0, and Matt K. is a phenomenal guide, traversing the complexities of manufacturing and education in one forum. A+ work all around!

New and Exciting Content With Every Episode

I really enjoy listening to this podcast when I'm driving or have a free moment. Each episode brings a new guest with a fresh and exciting perspective of both education and the workforce!

Fantastic Topics on the Future of Industry

These podcasts are the best for learning about current and future technology. The stories are great. We need more of these interviews.

Become a Subscriber

Subscribe & leave a review on your favorite podcast platform