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EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE

Summary of Experience

As the first Strength and Conditioning Coach and Weight Room Director in the more than 100-year history of Emory & Henry College, I had the opportunity to collaboratively conceptualize, design, and deliver all facets of this role.

 

Manager and Leader.

Direct all facets of the 5,000 square foot Robert W. Gibson III Weight Room including:  

  • Planning, scheduling, and organization of events.

  • Budget oversight of approximately $150,000.

  • Membership of approximately 1800 students, employees, and community members.

  • Maintenance of building and equipment.

  • Purchasing of equipment and supplies.  

  • Drafting and implementation of facility policies and procedures.

  • Personnel decisions, onboarding, development, and oversight of 20-25 employees annually.

Train and oversee 6-8 undergraduate student-interns and one assistant strength and conditioning coach anually.

  • Coaches from this group have gone on to receive full-time positions with the Chinese Olympic Committee, the Seattle Mariners, Lenoir-Rhyne University, the University of Kentucky, and FC Barcelona.


Broker and implement sponsorship agreements with the companies Muscle Milk (Cytosport), EC3D, and Sodexo.


Work directly with 20-25 sports coaches in the recruitment and retention of over 400 incoming and current student-athletes annually.

Assist with a capital improvement campaign for the Robert Gibson III Weight Room totaling approximately $110,000.

  • Direct all purchasing of equipment and subsequent facility design and layout to meet all standards set by the NSCA as well as federal, state, and local laws.

State of Virginia NSCA Advisory Board Member.

  • Provide assistance to the regional coordinator with regard to site visits, media relations, event logistics, marketing, and volunteer management.  

  • Speaker management before during and after conferences/clinics.

  • Serve as a liaison between the NSCA and the coaching community.

  • Promotion of NSCA activities to local and regional institutions and personnel.

Serve on the following working groups:

  •  Employee Health and Wellness

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Author and Presenter.

2016 NSCA Virginia State Clinic Presenter.

  • Managing Common Health Conditions Encountered by the Exercise Professional.

2015 NSCA National Coaches Conference Presenter.

  • Challenges and Solutions for the Small College Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

Present 3-5 times annually to Emory & Henry College coaches, administration, and staff on matters relative to athletic performance.

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Coach and Educator.

Oversee the design and implementation of comprehensive strength and conditioning programs for 18 NCAA Division III varsity sports which includes approximately 450 student-athletes. 

Conduct onboarding, evaluation, needs assessment, program design and implementation, and review of skill acquisition and performance characteristics of the student-athlete population.

Work collaboratively with the sports medicine staff in the rehabilitative and reconditioning process of injured athletes.​

Conceptualize, design, and deliver education on various topics relative to athletic performance, health and wellness, and life skills to student-athletes, coaches, and athletic department administration. Activities include:

  • Presentations.

  • Round table discussion.

  • Literature review.

  • Review and reflection.

  • Simulation.

Conceptualize, design, deliver, and oversee an undergraduate internship. Including:

  • Curriculum development for practical/applied coursework.

  • Execution of coaching/teaching skills. 

  • Review and evaluation of the real-world application. 

Conceptualize, design, deliver, and oversee the college's first strength and conditioning club. Primary goals include:

  • The import of educational resources to the Emory & Henry campus to serve students, faculty, and staff with regards to their health, wellness, and performance.

  • To create off-site educational and networking opportunities for Emory & Henry College student-interns in the field of strength and conditioning.

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