Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0
Episode #2.07: Alan Bishop - University of Houston

Episode #2.07: Alan Bishop - University of Houston

September 20, 2020

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Coach Bishop is the Director of Men's Basketball Sports Performance at the University of Houston.

 
On this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Bishop talks about:
    • How he combines nutrition and resistance training to create his sports performance program.
    • How he created his path, going from collegiate athlete to sports performance coach.
    • And some advice for coaches that are navigating their career path.

All this on another episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0!

Episode #2.06: Nicole Shattuck - Bucknell University

Episode #2.06: Nicole Shattuck - Bucknell University

September 13, 2020

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Coach Shattuck is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Bucknell University.

 

On this episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, Coach Shattuck talks about
  • How to stay ahead of the game being one coach that manages hundreds of athletes
  • The importance of going all in and betting on yourself to succeed
  • And how a stint in the business world help her prepare for her dream job
 
Episode #2.05: Isaiah Gonzales - University of California

Episode #2.05: Isaiah Gonzales - University of California

September 6, 2020

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Coach Gonzales is an Assistant Athletic Performance Coach at the University of California.

In this episode, Coach Gonzales talks to us about:
  • What data to focus on when creating a sports science program.
  • How he was able to contribute to each staff he was a part of by earning their trust.
  • Advice on how to become a great leader.
Episode #2.04: EJ Kreis - Chadron State College

Episode #2.04: EJ Kreis - Chadron State College

August 30, 2020

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Coach Kreis is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Chadron State College.

In this episode, Coach Kreis talks about, creating a strength and conditioning program from scratch, setting a culture, and being an example of that culture, and what it's like to grow up with a parent that is a legend in the strength and conditioning profession.

 

Episode #2.03: Candice Walls - University of Louisiana

Episode #2.03: Candice Walls - University of Louisiana

August 23, 2020

Coach Candice Walls is the Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Performance at the University of Louisiana.

In This Episode, Coach Walls gives us insight into the role of an Assistant Athletic Director, maintaining your integrity, and why she chose Boxing as a way to unplug and focus on herself.

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Episode #2.02: Steve Englehart - University of Colorado

Episode #2.02: Steve Englehart - University of Colorado

August 16, 2020

Coach Steve Englehart is the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Colorado.

In this episode we discuss: what he focuses on when training his athletes, the art of coaching, and how important family is.

 

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Episode #2.01: Ron McKeefery - Fresno State University

Episode #2.01: Ron McKeefery - Fresno State University

August 9, 2020

In the inaugural episode of Iron Game Chalk Talk 2.0, we introduce our new host, Coach Isaiah P. Castilleja.

Coach Isaiah interviews Coach Ron McKeefery to discuss his new roll at Fresno State University, IGCT 2.0, and the evolving landscape of the strength and conditioning profession. 

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IGCT Episode #328: Boyd Epley “End Of An Era”

IGCT Episode #328: Boyd Epley “End Of An Era”

July 1, 2020

For Show Notes and Coach McKeefery's Website - http://www.RonMcKeefery.com Now Available on iTunes http://bit.ly/1bPlMei Pick up your copy of Coach McKeefery's two #1 Amazon International Bestseller's: CEO Strength Coach Weight Room Wisdom Please “Thank” our sponsor who bring this show to you for free: PLAE - http://plae.us/ Train Heroic - http://trainheroic.com/ Boyd Epley returned to Nebraska in October of 2014 as Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning. Initially hired by former Athletic Director Bob Devaney to start a strength and conditioning program at Nebraska in 1969. Nebraska is recognized as the first university to have a paid strength coach and celebrates it’s 50th anniversary of Husker Power August 2019. Epley served 35 years as NU’s head strength coach for football helping the Huskers win 356 games in 35 years and five national championships. He then moved into an associate athletic director position to oversee the design and construction of the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex and Hawks Championship Center before retiring from NU in 2006. Epley left Nebraska to serve as director of coaching performance for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) which he founded in Lincoln in 1978 but had moved to Colorado Springs. Epley had served as president and chairman of the board of directors for five years. The group honored Epley with its first National Strength Coach-of-the-Year Award in 1980, and in 1993 he was presented the NSCA’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009 the NSCA Board of Directors changed the name of the award to the Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement. Epley is recognized as the most decorated strength coach in history and for his national contribution in strength and conditioning, he was named a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Boyd was also honored by the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1993 with the Lyell Bremser Merit Award.Epley was named to the U.S. Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in June 2003. He was also honored on the March 2001 cover of American Football Monthly magazine, which tabbed him as the Godfather of Strength and Conditioning. Lindy’s magazine recognized Epley as one of its Top 100 Most Important College Football Sports Figures of the Century. Epley was one of five Huskers on the top 100 list, joining Hall of Fame coaches Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers and two-time Outland Trophy winner Dave Rimington. In June of 2010, John D. Lukacs of ESPN said “Epley is arguably the single most important individual in the history of strength and conditioning in college athletics.” Epley served as a team captain of the National Champion track team at Phoenix Junior College and starred as a pole vaulter. He then became the Nebraska pole vault record holder as a junior at Nebraska and was the Huskers first 15-foot indoor vaulter. A back injury as a senior ended his vaulting career but opened the door for him to create the strength coaching profession which now has over 55,000 certified strength & conditioning coaches. Epley received his associate’s degree from Phoenix JC in 1968, his bachelor’s degree in 1970 from Nebraska and added a master’s degree in education from Nebraska in 1972. Epley is married to the former Jane Lilyhorn of Holdrege, Neb., and they have a son, Jay Robert who is a certified strength coach, and a daughter, Jenna Shea who has a PhD in Nursing Practice and married a certified strength coach, Chase Beideck. The Beideck’s have three sons, Cash, Colt and Crew. In This Episode We Discuss: What accomplishment is he most proud of. Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it. What is his opinion of the current state of the union for Strength & Conditioning. What advice does he have for retiring being a strength coach. Advice for young coaches. Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

IGCT Episode #327: Glenn Revell “No One Cares As Much As You Do”

IGCT Episode #327: Glenn Revell “No One Cares As Much As You Do”

August 27, 2019

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Glenn “Coach Rev” Revell is the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for East Central ISD. He works directly with ECHS athletic teams and consults for the ECISD middle schools. Overseeing roughly 1,000 athletes, 60 coaches, 5 weight rooms & 3 campuses. Coach Rev has a Bachelor’s Degree from Hardin-Simmons University and a Master’s Degree from Angelo State University. Coach Revell was an all-conference and all-region performer as well as the captain of the HSU Football Team. Upon graduation Coach Rev spent 5 years playing for various Arena Football League teams. During graduate school, Revell won a conference championship with ASU’s Rugby Team and twice qualified for the USA Weightlifting University National Championships. His coaching stops include Angelo State University, Eastern Michigan University, University of South Florida, West Virginia State University and Southwestern University. He is a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA and a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Advocating for the profession outside of the profession.

How simplicity moves the needle.

Creating side hustles to support your dream.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #326: Isaiah Castilleja “Back Up A Brinks Truck”

IGCT Episode #326: Isaiah Castilleja “Back Up A Brinks Truck”

August 20, 2019

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Isaiah Castilleja enters his seventh year as strength and conditioning coach at MSU Denver in 2019-20.
Previously Coach Castilleja worked at the University of Colorado for one year, helping the Buffaloes' football, cross country and track & field teams, as well as the Ralphie handlers, Chip, cheer, dance and Express teams. During his time there, the cross country team won a national championship.
He also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Colorado School of Mines in 2011-12, helping the football, volleyball and men's soccer teams.
In 2011, Castilleja was a strength and conditioning intern with Steadman Hawkins Clinic, working underneath Loren Landow. Assisting with Denver Broncos players during the 2011 NFL lockout. He also assisted with other NFL, NHL, UFC and MLB athletes as well as Olympians Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce.
Castilleja holds several certifications, including the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification (SCCC), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) distinction with the NSCA, amougst others.
Coach Castilleja completed a second Master’s earning an Executive Master’s in Business Administration. Castilleja graduated from MSU Denver in 2011 with his bachelor's degree in human performance and sport (exercise science) and has his master's degree from A.T. Still University in kinesiology (sports conditioning).

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Why he chose to get his Executive Masters in Business Administration after he became a Head S&C.

Tactics he has used to create resources for his department.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #324: Brian Bert “Be The Best Where You Are At”

Episode #324: Brian Bert “Be The Best Where You Are At”

August 16, 2019

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Brian Bert joined the athletic department at the University of North Florida in August 2016 as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach. Bert comes to the Ospreys following a stint as the Assistant Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Pittsburgh, where he worked primarily with the Pitt baseball and track & field programs.
Currently certified as a CSCS and a RSCC through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Bert spent two years as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Hofstra University. While at Hofstra, Bert worked exclusively with the men's basketball, men's soccer, softball and men's and women's tennis teams, while assisting with all other varsity sports. He also developed and supervised the strength and conditioning internship program for the Pride.
Prior to Hofstra, Bert earned his Master's in applied health physiology as a Graduate Assistant at Salisbury University. At Salisbury, Bert was the strength coach for the 2011 and 2012 National Championship lacrosse team, while also working with the nationally-ranked football and field hockey teams, along with working with men's and women's basketball and volleyball. He also assisted with the strength and conditioning internship program and the management of the campus physical activity center.
Upon graduating from Springfield College in 2008, Bert worked as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Rhode Island from April of 2008 to December of 2009. His primary duties included working with the Rams' women's swimming, women's tennis, softball, volleyball and men's and women's track and field teams. He also assisted with URI's football and basketball programs, and all other varsity sports with an emphasis on baseball. Bert spent his final semester at Springfield College doing an internship at the University of South Florida. While working with the Bulls, Bert assisted with all varsity sports, with a special emphasis on baseball and track & field. Along with being a strength and conditioning coach, Bert was an adjunct professor at Hofstra. He also assisted in the presentation on Alternative Paradigm Training at Georgetown University in 2012 and on ACL prevention and rehabilitation at Springfield College in 2009, both of which were NSCA recognized Strength and Conditioning clinics. A four-year member of Springfield College's football team, Bert earned his undergraduate degree in applied exercise science in May of 2008.

IGCT Episode #325: Taylor Lange “Quality Over Quantity”

IGCT Episode #325: Taylor Lange “Quality Over Quantity”

August 13, 2019

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Taylor Lange officially joined the Colorado Christian athletic department for the 2018-19 season, becoming the programs first ever Strength and Conditioning coach after working for the department in an independent contractor capacity in the 2017-2018 seasons.
Coach Lange has one of the most impressive resumes you'll find anywhere within the CCU Athletic Department. Taylor hails from Michigan where he played college baseball at Spring Arbor University where he also studied Exercise Science.
During his senior year, Lange's prowess for his chosen field was evident and both the baseball and volleyball programs were trusted to his care for pre-season and in-season workouts.
After graduation from Spring Arbor Lange enrolled at Central Michigan to earn his Master's degree, while also interning at Eastern Michigan University under the tutelage of two-time NCAA Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, Ron McKeefery. Following his studies in Michigan, Taylor spent a period of time in an intern program with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, one of three interns chose nationally for that time period. Taylor works hard but is also very aware of the opportunity he has and is grateful for the challenges, saying, "This is the dream job, so now the dream of this job is to see CCU athletics be put on the map. I'd love to see Colorado Christian with big time facilities that rival those of a school like Mesa and competing with those big state schools, because there really aren't a lot of Christian schools that truly compete. I would love to see that because that would change everything."

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Being efficient with limited time and space.

Creating Buy-In with a new program.

How to take make the most of networking within the Strength and Conditioning Community.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #323: Jason Novak “Make Their Goals Your Goals”

Episode #323: Jason Novak “Make Their Goals Your Goals”

July 30, 2019

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Jason joined IMG Academy's Athletic and Personal Development team as Head of Physical Conditioning in June 2019. Novak comes to IMG from Central Michigan University where he worked as the Director of Strength and Conditioning since 2015.

While at Central Michigan he oversaw the year-round training for over 450 Division I athletes. Prior to CMU, Jason was the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the NFL's Tennessee Titans for 11 years. Jason is married to Michelle Novak and they have three children: Drew, Avery and Gray.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

The different levels of our profession.

Considerations when working with youth athletes.

Utilizing the kettlebell within your program.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #322: Jeremy Heffner “Consistency Breeds Intensity”

Episode #322: Jeremy Heffner “Consistency Breeds Intensity”

July 23, 2019

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Jeremy Heffner rejoined the Baylor women’s basketball staff as the director of athletic performance in July of 2019. Heffner brings 16 years of collegiate strength and conditioning experience to the table with previous stints at Texas, Georgia, Baylor and Lee High School in Tyler, Texas.
Prior to his second arrival at Baylor, Heffner spent two years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Robert. E. Lee High School in Tyler from 2017-19, overseeing athletic development programs for 16 varsity and 16 sub-varsity sports. In his previous tenure with the Lady Bears, Heffner served as the director of athletic performance from 2010-2017, which included Baylor’s second national title run in the 2011-12 season and 14 Big 12 championships.
At Georgia from 2005-2010, Heffner worked with the baseball, swimming and diving, women’s tennis and softball programs. His tenure with the baseball team saw the Bulldogs reach the College World Series twice (2006 & 2008) and take home the SEC Championship in 2008. His career began at the University of Texas where he was a graduate assistant for the football, baseball and men’s golf programs.
Heffner is a veteran of the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky and earned an Expert Infantry Badge, Army Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Good Conduct Medal in his time as an infantryman. Heffner is a certified strength and conditioning coach (SCCC – 2005) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS – 2004). He has been a guest speaker at numerous engagements, sharing his expertise in the field. Heffner and his wife Karly reside in China Spring with their daughter, Chandler.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Re-Defining Strength

Regression for progression.

Managing stress

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #321: Anthony Renna “Be Like The Best”

Episode #321: Anthony Renna “Be Like The Best”

July 16, 2019

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Anthony Renna has been a personal trainer since 2004, first working with Equinox, then on his own at different facilities before opening his own gym, Five Iron Fitness, in 2008.
He sold Five Iron in 2016 so he could focus on his true passion of providing educational resources for fitness professionals to excel in the profession.
His mission is to help them find success and make an impact in the world by sharing all he has learned from the best of the best.
As the founder and host of both the Strength Coach Podcast and Strength Coach TV, he has interviewed hundreds of strength coaches, fitness professionals, physical therapists and gym owners. He applies what he learned by helping fitness professionals in his personal coaching and accountability group.
Anthony still trains clients a few hours a week and is a partner with Michael Boyle in StrengthCoach.com and BodyByBoyleOnline.com His new book Be Like the Best: A Guide to itching the Top in the Fitness Profession is out October 18 You can sign up for notifications about some great pre-launch bonuses at BeLiketheBest.com

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Inspiration for his new book "Be Like The Best".

Key elements and trends that stood out putting the book together.

Why he chose to focus on education in his business.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #320: Cody Hughes “Seek Answers”

Episode #320: Cody Hughes “Seek Answers”

July 9, 2019

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Coach Hughes is entering his first year as the Director of Human Performance at Madison Academy in Madison, Alabama. He oversees the entire strength and conditioning program and oversees all training for students in 7th-12th grade.

Prior to MA, Hughes was a Sports Performance Specialist at the Authentic Performance Center in Denver, Colorado.

Before moving to Colorado, Hughes was the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at McNeese State University, where he was responsible for all aspects of training for McNeese's baseball, softball, and volleyball teams. He also assisted with football, while programming specifically for quarterbacks and shoulder protocols.

Prior to McNeese, Hughes was a graduate assistant for the University of West Alabama under mentor, Joseph Boyd. At UWA, Hughes was responsible for all aspects of training for baseball, volleyball, men's and women's basketball, and football. Hughes was responsible for programming speed development and shoulder protocols for quarterbacks.

Hughes began his coaching career at Mississippi State University as an intern for the football program under coaches Nick Savage (University of Florida Football), Riley Allen (University of Mississippi Basketball), and Nate Peoples (University of Texas Football). Hughes was a three-year starting pitcher for the University of Montevallo, a Division II institution 30 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama.

Hughes graduated with a bachelor of science degree in Kinesiology and Biomechanics, and also holds a master’s degree in Sports Management from the University of West Alabama. Hughes is certified by the CSCCa (SCCC), NSCA (CSCS), and FMS (Level 1). Hughes is married to the former Connor Simmons. They live in Huntsville, Alabama with their black lab, Breken and are expecting their first child in June 2019.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Protecting against a "Grass is Greener" mentality.

Maintaining self awareness and authenticity.

Advocacy for the High School Strength Coach.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #319: Liam Hennessy “There Is A Better Way”

Episode #319: Liam Hennessy “There Is A Better Way”

July 2, 2019

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Dr. Liam Hennessy is the Founder and Academic Director of Setanta College. He is a qualified Physical Education teacher, Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach. He has spent over 20 years working full-time in sport.
Liam was previously the Director of Fitness with the Irish Rugby Football Union, a position he commenced in 2000. At the IRFU he headed a staff of 24 full time coaches. His role was to develop a world class system of player support within the areas of Strength and Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation, Sport Nutrition and Medical Care.
He also has developed Rugby Union coach education pathways through the governing body, World Rugby. Liam is also Fitness Coach to Padraig Harrington having worked with Padraig for over two decades now and was recently inducted into the Titleist Performance Institute Hall of Fame for his contribution to Golf. Liam was also an international athlete, competing over 50 times for Ireland at the Pole vault. After competing he became national jumps coach. Liam also had the distinction of being Irish team manager at the first world junior Athletic Championships in Athens in 1985.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Strength & Conditioning field

Future of Strength & Conditioning education.

The importance of environment and culture in your S&C program.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #318: Lance Walker “Don’t Spread The Peanut Butter To Thin”

Episode #318: Lance Walker “Don’t Spread The Peanut Butter To Thin”

June 25, 2019

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Executive Vice President and Global Performance Director of Michael Johnson Performance. Former NFL, NCAA, and High School S&C coach, as well as published author, former human performance lab coordinator, NIKE Performance Council Member, and exercise science researcher.

Performance coach, registered physical therapist, adjunct professor and clinical instructor with over 25 years of sports performance training and sports medicine experience spanning over 50 professional, elite, collegiate, high school, and youth sports. Current and past athletes include First Round NFL/NBA/CHL/MLB draft choices, Olympic Gold medalists, World Champions, World Record Holders, Champions League Stars, and Hall of Famers.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Establishing a Strength and Conditioning System.

Age specific training.

Why are we training deceleration?

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #317: Garrett Keith “Great Game But A Lousy God”

Episode #317: Garrett Keith “Great Game But A Lousy God”

June 18, 2019

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Garrett Keith has been the strength and conditioning coach at WCA for 9 years and previously held the same position at American Christian Academy for 5 years.

Garrett is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the national strength and conditioning association (NSCA), is a Certified Underground Strength Coach through Zach Even-Esh's Underground Strength Gym, and is a Certified Physical Preparation Specialist (CPPS) through Joe DeFranco and Jim Smith. He is also the Alabama state director for the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA).

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Working with the Multi-Sport athlete.

Strength and Conditioning as part of the academic curriculum.

How the NHSSCA has helped support him and HS Strength Coaches around the world.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #316: Mike Gentry “Little Less Me, Little More We”

Episode #316: Mike Gentry “Little Less Me, Little More We”

June 11, 2019

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Retired as Associate Athletics Director for Athletic Performance in 2016 after a thirty four year career directing the collegiate strength and conditioning programs at East Carolina University and Virginia Tech.

Inducted into the USA Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2011.

Currently Adjunct Instructor for Baker University – Online Doctoral Program within the School of Education

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

The good, bad, and ugly parts of the profession.

Longevity in the field.

The potential of a pay bubble in S&C profession.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

Episode #315: Matt Gildersleeve “Fail Fast”

Episode #315: Matt Gildersleeve “Fail Fast”

June 4, 2019

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Matt Gildersleeve enters his first season as head football strength and conditioning coach. Gildersleeve comes from the University of Akron where he spent the past seven seasons. He oversees UB football's strength program as well as the nutrition program and fueling station.
Gildersleeve just concluded his seventh season at Akron, his third season as the director of football strength and conditioning, and his first as the nutrition specialist. He was promoted to director in the spring of 2016 after serving as the head coach of football strength and conditioning for two seasons. He helped lead the Zips to a MAC East Division title in 2017.

Gildersleeve earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from Mount Union in 2012. The Dean's List student was a four-year letterwinner at tight end for the Purple Raiders, helping Mount Union to four Ohio Athletic Conference championships and the 2008 national championship.

A native of Phoenix, AZ, Gildersleeve earned a master's degree in sport science and coaching principles from Akron in 2014. He worked as a graduate assistant with the Zips until he was named the assistant director of football strength and conditioning in January 2014. Gildersleeve was promoted to head coach of football strength and conditioning in May 2014.
Gildersleeve is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is Precision Nutrition Level I certified.
He is married to Ana Martin-Sacristan a former Academic All-MAC long jumper and runner from Akron.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Auto-regulation using velocities.

Reactive strength index.

Empowering your staff.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #314: Jason Lake “Keep Pushing”

IGCT Episode #314: Jason Lake “Keep Pushing”

May 28, 2019

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Jason is currently a Reader in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics at the University of Chichester where he teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate biomechanics modules and coordinates their MSc in Strength and Conditioning.

His research attention has focused on the mechanical demands of resistance exercise and vertical jumping, more recently focusing on methods used to assess the force-time characteristics of vertical jumping, the calculation of power output, in addition to consideration of appropriate methods for deconstructing the vertical jump force-time curves. He also continues focus on the mechanical demands of weightlifting derivatives and asymmetry at the foot-floor interface. 

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

How best to improve your vertical jump.

What are the benefits of utilizing force plate technology.

Proper testing protocols.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #313: Rod Cole “Do They Love The Sport”

IGCT Episode #313: Rod Cole “Do They Love The Sport”

May 21, 2019

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Rod Cole is entering his 10th season at the helm of the Athletic Performance program at Tarleton State University, as well as his 35th year of coaching, with 28 years at the college level and seven in the high school ranks. “We are excited to have Rod Cole in our department because he brings tremendous experience to our strength and conditioning program,” said Athletic Director Lonn Reisman. “With his experience as a strength and conditioning coach at highest level of the NCAA, Rod adds to the development of our student-athletes. He is the one who can help us take the next step through his knowledge and enthusiasm.” Cole came to Tarleton in 2009 after spending 15 years in the Big XII Conference. He spent 2008 as a strength and conditioning consultant with his own consulting business, Ever Stronger. Cole also served as the head football coach at BVCHEA High School in Bryan/College Station, a home school football team that finished the year 8-3. Cole remains involved in home school athletics in Stephenville by assisting with the Stephenville FAITH home school football, basketball and volleyball teams on which his children compete. He served as the director of football strength and performance at Texas A&M in 2007 after spending the previous 14 seasons as the director of strength and conditioning at Kansas State. Prior to being named the director at KSU, he served four months as the assistant strength coach under longtime New York Giants Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Palmieri. Cole received his Master Strength Coach certification in 2004 and was named the National Strength Coach of the Year by the Pro Football Strength Coaches Society in 1998. He is also a two-time recipient of the Big XII Conference Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year Award (1997 and 1999). He has trained over 150 athletes who have gone on to perform in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, CFL, international professional basketball leagues, or the Olympics. Some of the most notable athletes trained by Coach Cole are NFL players Darren Sproles, Jordy Nelson, Von Miller, Ryan Tannehill, and Terence Newman. Several of Cole’s former assistants are now serving at all levels of sport in the strength and conditioning field. Cole, who has worked with more than a dozen current and former NCAA Division I head football coaches as well as former NFL head coach Raheem Morris. He graduated from Bethany College in 1984 before receiving his master’s degree in sports administration from Wichita State in 1988. Cole and his wife, Stacey, have seven children - Aubrey, Kade, Kressyn, Shadd, Zane, Delaney and Charlsey - and four grandchildren. Kade, a former Tarleton linebacker, is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX. Shadd plays basketball at Howard Payne University.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Overall program organization.
Running a successful intern program.
Having longevity in the field.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #312: Joel Proskewitz “Eat Your Humble Pie”

IGCT Episode #312: Joel Proskewitz “Eat Your Humble Pie”

May 14, 2019

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Joel Proskewitz is the founder of PerformanceRx - a high performance, personal training and injury rehabilitation facility based in London, UK. Joel is also an executive member, master clinician and lead course instructor for Professor Stuart McGill’s Backfitpro Inc., specialising in low back rehabilitation. Joel has worked with Professor McGill for the past 13 years learning his approaches for assessment and performance training. He is the instructor for the McGill Assessment, High Performance and Back Mechanic courses. Along with this, Joel also teaches his own training course - Deconstructing the Squat and Deadlift. *Joel is a 3rd degree black belt in Shotokan karate and is also a qualified international coach/instructor. *Mr Johannesburg Natural Bodybuilding Champion 2002 *He was one of the S&C coaches to the Olympic Heavyweight South African Rowing Pair (Bronze in Athens 2004) and also the strength coach to the South African National Karate Team. He qualified with the NSCA in 1996 and soon opened (with his business partner) the very first personal training gym in South Africa - he operated his business for 10 years before moving to the UK in 2006.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Low back mechanics and strength training.

Relation of martial arts to coaching.

Can proper biomechanics reduce risk of injury.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #311: Matt Jay “Strength Underpins Resiliency”

IGCT Episode #311: Matt Jay “Strength Underpins Resiliency”

May 7, 2019

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Matt is an athletic performance coach and educator who received his Undergraduate degree from Wollongong University and Masters from Edith Cowan University, Australia. His work experience has included time as a Physical Education and Science Teacher, Director of Athletic Development in a High School Setting, Performance Manager for EXOS in China working in Track and Field and Elite Academy Coordinator at the Cronulla Sharks. He is currently working as a NRL Athletic Development Coach for the Cronulla Sharks delivering athletic performance programs. His primary area of interest is in elite strength, speed and power development along with long term athletic development.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

How to team build with your High Performance unit.

Coaching in different cultures.

What is most unique about working in Rugby League.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #310: Justin Schwind “Take Ownership”

IGCT Episode #310: Justin Schwind “Take Ownership”

April 30, 2019

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Oversaw and managed day-to-day operations of the South Alabama Football Program and helped manage departmental budget Supervised a staff of assistants and GA strength coaches along with day-to-day operations for 17 Division 1 varsity sports Designed and implemented strengthening and conditioning programs for SEC football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, track and field, and women’s tennis teams Maintained team calendar and year-round recruiting events Coordinated and directed Joey Jones Football Camps during the summer for ages of 6-21 Managed and conducted football game day operations and travel Liaison to the NFL and scouts for all 32 teams Adjunct professor for a 400 level advanced sports and conditioning class Oversaw design and creation of new collegiate 44,000 square foot athletic facilities including weight, equipment, and locker rooms Organized and implemented a research study on the relationship of exercise and brain function at Baylor College of Medicine Founded and operated a sports performance company/coach’s clinic Taught Physical Education and Special Education in grades 6-12 in the Texas Public Schools Served as the NSCA State Director for Alabama Charted and ran compliance software ARMS for practice and travel logs

In This Episode We Discuss:
Which stop in his journey made the biggest impact and why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Preparing a Special Operations soldier for selection.

Making the move from collegiate to tactical.

The next area S&C coaches should focus on to create jobs.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #309: Matt Wan “Consistency Is King”

IGCT Episode #309: Matt Wan “Consistency Is King”

April 23, 2019

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Matt Wan is the Founder and CEO at Momentous, a sports nutrition startup on a mission to change the supplement industry. Momentous is the first and only brand of its kind to collaborate directly with dietitians and strength coaches from all four Major Leagues and NCAA. After launching their first product line last year, they already have more than 40 professional sports teams as customers. While still a very young company, they’ve raised money from an impressive variety of individuals and institutions. The Board of Directors at the company includes the former CMO of Exos and CEO of Isopure, Chris Hickey, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and world-renowned mountaineer Jimmy Chin, and mega-entrepreneur and media personality, Rob Dyrdek. Matt currently lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His passion for nutrition and training started at an extremely young age when then 49ers strength coach Dave Scholz took Matt under his wing in the 6th grade. Dave, now an advisor to Momentous and the Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Texas Tech, systematically introduced Matt to the world of performance training and nutrition and Matt’s obsession grew from there. Matt founded Momentous and dropped out of Harvard the next year to pursue the business full time.

In This Episode We Discuss:
The Momentous story.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Problems in the supplement market.

Taking risks and betting on yourself.

Leadership and management of clients and employees.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #308: Donovan Santas “How Does It Effect Home”

IGCT Episode #308: Donovan Santas “How Does It Effect Home”

April 16, 2019

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Donovan Santas, RSCC, CSCS is a seasoned strength and conditioning coach with more than 20 years experience in professional baseball, who presently serves as the Head of Strength & Conditioning for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club. In his current role, Santas oversees all aspects of strength and conditioning with-in the organization's High Performance model, from staff development and supervision to facility design and management, through amateur draft research and interdisciplinary collaboration. Over the course of his two-decade-plus career in baseball, Santas has served in almost every strength & conditioning role possible: from intern and minor-league coordinator to major-league strength coach and department head. A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Santas has spoken at both national and local conferences and written for the NSCA Performance Training Journal. He’s also an active member of the Professional Baseball Strength Coaches Society, previously serving on the Board of Directors. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Santas grew up in Wisconsin but now resides in Florida with his wife Dana and son Luke.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Growing and longevity in the field.

Organizational and facility design.

Maintaining a work/life balance.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #307: Mike Hill “It’s About The Program”

IGCT Episode #307: Mike Hill “It’s About The Program”

April 9, 2019

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Michael Hill, a native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, has been with the Georgetown University Athletic Department since 2004 and is currently the Director of Sport Performance working specifically with Men’s Basketball while overseeing the development of all 29 sports. In May 2017 Hill was recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) which is the highest honor a Strength Coach can achieve. In 2014 the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) named Hill 1 of the top 4 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches in the country. Hill’s certifications and memberships include the CSCCa-MSCC, NSCA-RSCC, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), 24 Hour Fitness CPT, APEX, SAC Level 1, and CPR/AED from the American Red Cross. Hill most recently in 2018 became a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification Board Member. He is also a board member for Body Mechanix Fitness Cooperative in San Francisco, CA., a Consultant for SiSu Systems in Washington, DC, a Consultant for Go Pro Workout in Nashua, NH, an advisor for Monkii Bars in Boulder, CO, and an Advisor for the Perch Fit in Cambridge, MA. He had previously worked in California as a Fitness Manager at 24 Fitness before moving to the Washington, D.C., area where he has also worked with Episcopal High School in Va., Potomac High School in Va., and The Catholic University of America in D.C. Hill has a bachelor's of arts in Health Promotions and a minor in Coaching from the University of Northern Iowa while also holding a master's degree in Sports Industry Management (SIM) from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies. Hill resides in Arlington, VA with his wife Laura and daughter Helena.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Leading 29 sports and over 750+ athletes.

Setting oneself up for success.

Weight room as a learning environment.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #306: Eric Krause “Plan For What You Have”

IGCT Episode #306: Eric Krause “Plan For What You Have”

April 2, 2019

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Eric Krause was born just outside of Philadelphia in Dublin, Pennsylvania. He is the youngest of 2 other siblings (Jarod, Shelly). While in HS he was a multi-sport athlete (football, basketball, track, & powerlifting). He graduated from Temple University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. Eric is currently in his eighth year at FGCU in 2018-19, serving as the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Krause began his time at FGCU as an intern assisting with all sports. After a year, he was promoted to full-time assistant strength and conditioning coach, in charge of the development of men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and cheer. In his tenure at FGCU, Krause has been tasked with all aspects of the strength and conditioning programs for a multitude of sports including women's basketball, volleyball, beach volleyball, swimming and diving, men's soccer, men's and women's golf and men's and women's tennis. Currently, he is tasked with the development and implementation of all strength & conditioning program aspects for Men’s Soccer, Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Swim & Dive, and Men’s & Women’s Tennis. Prior to his time at FGCU, Krause had the pleasure of being mentored by some of the best in the business, including Ron McKeefery and Frank Wintrich. Furthermore, throughout his career, Krause has had the great honor of working with a host of very talented athletes, some of which have since gone pro or become Olympians: OLYMPIANS- Lani Cabrera, Evita Leter, Karen Vilorio MLS- Rodrigo Saravia, Nico Samayoa, Preston Kilwein, Kamar Marriott, Aaron Guillen WNBA- Whitney Knight EURO-PRO BBALL-Sarah Hansen, Brittany Kennedy, Anthi Chatziagiakoumi PGA- Daniel Mazziota, Krause is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has also been certified by USAW and Precision Nutrition. Eric and his lovely wife, Christina live in Fort Myers. This Christmas they were blessed with the arrival of their first child, a beautiful baby girl, Mila Elena Krause.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Managing multiple sports and giving them the attention they deserve.

Sharing a space with Campus Rec.

Mentoring a young staff.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #305: Clare Quebedeaux “Win With People”

IGCT Episode #305: Clare Quebedeaux “Win With People”

March 26, 2019

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Clare Quebedeaux joined the Buckeye strength and conditioning program in 2018. Prior to Ohio State, Quebedeaux was the director of strength and conditioning at Southeastern Louisiana University, working with the football, basketball, women’s soccer, women’s tennis and men’s golf programs. She was also an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Temple University and the University of Hartford. She served as a graduate assistant for strength and conditioning while attending University of Tennessee. Quebedeaux earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning from University of Wisconsin – La Crosse in 2010. She went on to receive her master’s in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise physiology from University of Tennessee in 2013. Quebedeaux is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach Association.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in her journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake she has made and how she learned from it.
The Ohio State Culture Playbook.
Operating and optimizing a large staff.
Marriage within athletics.
Best piece of coaching advice she has ever received.
Her favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #304: Michael Silbernagel “Baptized By Fire”

IGCT Episode #304: Michael Silbernagel “Baptized By Fire”

March 19, 2019

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Michael Silbernagel has been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Marauders since the department started in January 2011. He oversees three assistant coaches and the year-round strength and conditioning for the University of Mary athletic teams.
Silbernagel served as the Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Colorado State Rams from 2005-10 and was the Head Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Football from 2006-2010. During his time at CSU, Silbernagel designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for volleyball, women's basketball, men's and women's track and field, men's and women's golf, swimming and diving, and women's water polo teams and assisted in implementing strength and conditioning programs for football and men's basketball.
A graduate of Valley City State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in Physical Education and Health, Silbernagel attended graduate school at the University of North Dakota. As a graduate assistant strength coach at UND, Silbernagel worked with the men's and women's track and field teams and the men's and women's swimming and diving teams and assisted with men's hockey, and football. He earned a master's degree in Kinesiology at North Dakota in 2005. Silbernagel possess several professional certifications. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, a certified Strength and Conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a certified Sports Performance Coach and Olympic Club Coach through USA Weightlifting and is level 2 FMS certified through the Functional Movement Systems.
In May of 2017 he was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, which is the highest honor in his profession. A competitive power lifter, Silbernagel is the 2010 USA Power Lifting 242-pound Raw National Champion. Silbernagel and his wife, Jenny, have sons named Hunter and Carter.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Creating an athlete profile on a budget.

Training in concepts not absolutes.

Power of social media to build a brand and educate your athletes.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #303: Fred Hale “Fight The Good Fight Every Single Day”

IGCT Episode #303: Fred Hale “Fight The Good Fight Every Single Day”

March 12, 2019

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Fred Hale is in his fifth at Eastern Michigan University as his third as the co-Director of Sports Performance. Hale joined the EMU Sports Performance staff after serving as a sports performance coach at Power Train Sports Institute for one year.

Prior to his time at Power Train Sports Institute, Hale was an intern for the Buffalo Bills before spending a year with the University of Tennessee, working primarily with the football, baseball and track and field teams.

Hale attended Mercyhurst University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2011. The 27-year-old went on to earn his master’s in exercise science in 2012 from Mercyhurst while working with the rowing team. In the 2011-12 season, the rowing team won the Dad Vail Regatta, which is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) under the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).

A native of Mentor, Ohio, Hale was a three-sport athlete participating in football, wrestling and track and field while garnering all-state honors in football and wrestling at Mentor High School. Hale went on to play football and wrestle at Mercyhurst University where he earned all-conference and All-American honors.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Lessons learned from coaching in both Private and Collegiate Setting
Dynamics of a Co-Head Strength Coach department.
Lessons learned from putting together a new facility at Eastern Michigan.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #302: Chris Grautski “Not A One Size Fits All”

IGCT Episode #302: Chris Grautski “Not A One Size Fits All”

March 5, 2019

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Chris Grautski is in his first full academic year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the College of the Holy Cross in 2018-2019.

Grautski joined the Crusaders after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Assumption College for a year and a half. He also spent three seasons as an assistant football coach and strength and conditioning coordinator for multiple programs at Assumption from 2013-2015.Prior to his time at Assumption, Grautski was the defensive line coach and strength and conditioning coordinator at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for Three years.

He was previously the defensive line and strength and conditioning coordinator at Fitchburg State University for two seasons. Grautski began his strength and conditioning career as an intern at Holy Cross in 2008-2009, assisting with the football, field hockey, men's basketball, men's ice hockey and men's lacrosse teams. Certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Grautski is a 2009 graduate of Worcester State University with bachelor’s degree in health science. He was a four-year starter on the defensive line for the Lancers, serving as a team captain for two years. Grautski went on to earn his master’s degree in leadership and management from Fitchburg State in 2013.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Being a Sport Coach and a Strength Coach

Using technology to prevent injuries.

How to create an environment of support.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

 

Episode #301: Matt Toohey “Be Willing To Learn”

Episode #301: Matt Toohey “Be Willing To Learn”

February 26, 2019

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In my Seventh season at NRL club the Newcastle Knights but my first year in a new role as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach after previously having held the role of Elite Pathways Physical Performance Manager.

I also spent two seasons as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the Wyong Roos in the NSW Cup. A graduate of the University of Newcastle, I also completed my Masters through Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.

I’m a Level 2 S&C coach through the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) and a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

Going from an intern to the National Rugby League.

Challenges and benefits of working with the Academy System.

Benefits of International Professional Development.

Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #300: Erik Schwager “Listen To Understand”

IGCT Episode #300: Erik Schwager “Listen To Understand”

February 19, 2019

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Erik Schwager joined the Wolves as the Director of Strength, Conditioning and Sports Performance and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in August 2015.

Accomplished in his field, Schwager brings with him extensive experience from the collegiate and professional level of athletics. Most recently he served as an assistant at Limestone College where he started the strength and conditioning program for football. At Limestone he also designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for men’s basketball, track and field, cheer and dance.

Before his time at Limestone he spent two years as the assistant strength & conditioning coach at the University of Hartford. At Hartford, Schwager was responsible for designing, implementing, supervising and scheduling strength and conditioning programs for baseball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field and golf. He also supervised intern and volunteer staff while maintaining a strong line of communication with both coaches and athletic trainers to develop rehabilitation programs that complement activities designed by the sports medicine staff.

In addition to dealing directly with equipment company representatives, he also assisted in equipment purchases which enhanced student-athletes’ athletic performances and spoke with recruits and their parents about the strength and conditioning program during recruiting trips. Prior to his time at Hartford, Schwager was the associate strength and conditioning coach at Hillsborough CC in Tampa, Fla. from February –June of 2011 and was the minor league strength and conditioning coach for the Batavia Muckdogs, the Single-A minor league affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.

Additionally, he has worked with Princeton University football, the University of South Florida and Michigan State University at the internship or volunteer level. Both of the latter were with the football programs and Olympic sports. Schwager has also had numerous articles published, with the majority coming on www.SmarterTeamTraining.com. One of his articles has also been published on www.ronmckeefery.com, which is run by current Eastern Michigan Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Ron McKeefery. Some of Schwager’s Articles Include: “The Fundamental Football Position” “Locked In or Checked Out? It’s Your Choice” “The Hemi vs. The Hybrid in Sport” Schwager earned a Master’s in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania in 2012 and holds a Bachelor’s in Recreation Management with a concentration in Fitness Management from Lock Haven University earned in 2009.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

How best to work with the a large amount of athletes with limited space and resources.

How best to communicate with disgruntled coaches.

How to make where you are at the big time.

His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #299: Chris “Tex” McQuilkin “Fundamentals of the Fundamentals”

IGCT Episode #299: Chris “Tex” McQuilkin “Fundamentals of the Fundamentals”

February 12, 2019

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Director of Training for Power Athlete and has been working with John Welbourn since 2012. Former collegiate lacrosse defensive midfielder and 3-year team captain for Marymount University.

Coached S&C collegiately with Georgetown University as well as interned at University of Texas at Austin's football program. Apprenticed under Raphael Ruiz studying proper implementation of science based, performance driven training systems for swimmers, fighters, and field & court sport athletes.

In This Episode We Discuss:
What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Breaking into the field as a young coach.
Definition of athleticism.
Where sport coaches miss the mark with conditioning.
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #298: Todd Barbour “Check Your Ego At The Door”

IGCT Episode #298: Todd Barbour “Check Your Ego At The Door”

February 5, 2019

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Todd Barbour was named Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports in February of 2008. His responsibilities in that area include overseeing all components of Olympic sports student-athlete development in the areas of strength, power, speed, agility, mobility, recovery and conditioning. Development and oversight of the budget and continued development and upgrade of 2 weight rooms utilized by their 16 Olympic Sport teams. Barbour’s responsibilities also include providing direction and leadership to establish, implement and accomplish unit objectives; hiring, mentoring and training of strength and conditioning coaches; and policy and procedure development and implementation. Since joining the Razorbacks they have enjoyed tremendous success in the SEC and on the National stage. The Razorbacks have celebrated 3 National Championships, 31 SEC Championships, and have celebrated record breaking years for their 16 sports. Prior to joining the Razorbacks, Barbour developed and private training center in Colorado and served as the Director there for 4 years. Barbour also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State University for 6 years where he served as the lead assistant with football and head strength coach for baseball, softball, and both men’s and women’s golf teams. Barbour and his wife of 24years, Angie Barbour, have 3 boys, Tysen (17), Ayden (15) and Tanner (14).

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How to stay in the business for over 25 years. 
His hiring process for coaches.  
Lessons learned from renovating two weight rooms.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #297: Keir Wenham-Flatt “People Have To Know You Exist”

IGCT Episode #297: Keir Wenham-Flatt “People Have To Know You Exist”

January 29, 2019

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Keir Wenham-Flatt is the Director of Strength & Conditioning/Coordinator of Football Performance at the College of William & Mary, an NCAA Division 1 institution in Williamsburg, Virginia. Prior to his arrival in the USA, Keir was most well known for time in professional rugby in the UK, Australia, Argentina & Japan, most notably a 4th place finish at the 2015 Rugby World Cup with Los Pumas Argentina. Keir is the co-founder of www.strengthcoachnetwork.com, a unique education, networking and career guidance platform which helps strength & conditioning coaches to achieve their professional goals AND career stability.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
OODA Loop Concept
Validity of American Football Performance Test
Traditional weightlifting and its application to sport.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #296: Jerry Palmieri “What Is Your Legacy”

IGCT Episode #296: Jerry Palmieri “What Is Your Legacy”

January 22, 2019

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New Jersey native and longtime Tom Coughlin assistant, Jerry Palmieri served 12 season as the Giants’ strength and conditioning coach, a position he assumed on Jan. 13, 2004. He was with the Giants for Tom Coughlin’s entire tenure as head coach. Palmieri was the New Orleans Saints’ assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2003. Prior to that he spent nine years as a strength and conditioning coach under Coughlin, one at Boston College (where he was the director of strength and conditioning operations) and eight with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Palmieri began his career as a strength coach at the University of North Carolina in 1982. From there he moved to Oklahoma State University (1984-86) and Kansas State University (1987-92) before joining Coughlin at Boston College. In addition to his coaching experience, Palmieri has taught physical education classes and written articles about strength and conditioning for national publications. Palmieri is a 1980 graduate of Montclair State University. He received a master’s degree in exercise physiology from North Carolina in 1984. Palmieri was a three-time New Jersey Golden Gloves champion (1976-78) and competed in international competitions as a member of the 1978 and 1979 USA Boxing Teams. He was honored as the 2007 Samson’s NFL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. In 1999, Palmieri was honored by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society as Coach of the Year, and then in 2018, this organization presented him with the Lifetime Achievement Award. He was a member of NY Giants’ staffs that won 2 Super Bowl Championships (2007 and 2011). Currently, Palmieri volunteers for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes advancing that ministry in North Jersey. He also speaks on topics of strength & conditioning and his faith, while also conducting workshops on 3 Dimensional Coaching. Palmieri was raised in Dumont, N.J. He and his wife, Ellen, also a New Jersey native, have two married children.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
The impact of a coach. 
Golden Age of Strength and Conditioning
How to survive and retire in the field of S&C. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #295: Dr. Pat Davidson “Don’t Drink Your Own Kool-Aid”

IGCT Episode #295: Dr. Pat Davidson “Don’t Drink Your Own Kool-Aid”

January 15, 2019

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Pat Davidson, Ph.D, is an Exercise Physiologist, private strength and conditioning coach, author, and traveling lecturer. Pat was a faculty member at Springfield College and Brooklyn College. Pat has competed in strongman for world championships in the 175 pound class and fought professionally in mixed martial arts. Pat is the author of MASS and MASS 2, and has created the, Rethinking the Big Patterns series of seminars.

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Categorical thinking when programming. 
Sensory motor matching for proper biomechanics. 
Hormone hypothesis for hypertrophy.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #294: Shelton Stevens “Everyday is a Job Interview”

IGCT Episode #294: Shelton Stevens “Everyday is a Job Interview”

January 8, 2019

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Coach Shelton Stevens currently works as a Human Performance Specialist for the United States Special Operations Command where he trains the most elite Special Forces Units in the world. In his previous role, Stevens led the Liberty University Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department. Serving in the Directors role Coach Stevens was responsible for the direction, development, and oversight of the entire department. His job is to work collaboratively with head coaches, assistant strength and conditioning coaches, team doctors, athletic trainers, nutritionists, exercise science, sport psychologists, and the entire sports performance team to ensure that all systems are efficient and effective to best benefit student-athletes. Stevens arrived at Liberty in September of 2015 as the Head Baseball Strength Coach which he was quickly promoted to Director at the beginning of the 2016 academic year. While at Liberty Stevens got the opportunity of designing two multi-million dollar performance facilities. Prior to joining the Flames' staff, Stevens had served as Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning at Arkansas State University beginning in January 2014. While at Arkansas State, he directed and designed the strength and conditioning programs for the baseball and 2014 Conference Champion volleyball team. He also assisted in the day to day operations for the Red Wolves football team under the guidance of Matt Shadeed who now is the Director of Sports Performance at the University of Massachusetts. Stevens earned experience at Mercer, where he was Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning from June 2013 through January 2014. His main responsibilities were with the baseball, softball and lacrosse programs, while he also assisted with football and men's basketball. While at Southern Miss from January 2011 through November 2012, Stevens served as Head Assistant of Strength & Conditioning under Paul Jackson who now serves as the Director of S&C for football at the University of Mississippi. His first season with the Golden Eagles the football team soared to its best record in school history at 12-2, a Conference USA championship and a victory in the Hawaii Bowl. Stevens also designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for the baseball, soccer, volleyball and golf teams. Stevens led Nova Southeastern's department from June 2009 through January 2011, where he served as an assistant strength coach for five months before being promoted to Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the age of 24. He built a strength and conditioning program from the ground up, while overseeing 17 athletic teams and had the opportunity to design the Sharks first ever Athletic only weight room. Prior to working at Nova Southeastern, Stevens completed strength and conditioning internships at Florida State, Wofford and Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he was mentored by renowned strength and conditioning coach Tommy Moffitt. He assisted with LSU's nationally ranked football team and 2009 national champion baseball team. Stevens is a member of the Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), where he holds his Strength & Conditioning Coaches Certification (SCCC). He is also certified through the United States of America Weightlifting association (USAW), the national governing body for weightlifting in the United States. Additionally, Stevens is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he is a certified Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator and a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC) and is also certified in Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR). Stevens graduated with his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Palm Beach Atlantic in May, 2007. He earned a Master of Education degree, with an emphasis in athletic administration from Nova Southeastern in August 2010. A native of Waynesboro, Va., Stevens, and his wife, Macie, were married on May 16, 2015. They were blessed with a little boy on February 24th, 2018 (Steele Stevens). They currently reside in Cameron, NC.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Tactical vs Collegiate Setting. 
Advantages of working with multiple sports. 
Takeaways throughout career at each step of the process.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #293: Matt Wenning “Don’t Be Afraid of Risk”

IGCT Episode #293: Matt Wenning “Don’t Be Afraid of Risk”

January 1, 2019

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Matt is a beast, World records? Try 3.  Add in a bunch of national and state records to that list, along with a equiped total of 2665 lbs and you could say Matt knows how to build strength.

Combine that with a Masters Degree in Biomechanics and a Bachelors in Exercise Science and it's fair to say that Matt is one of the most knowledgeable lifters on the planet.

Matt has helped our armed forces get stronger and avoid injury, and founded Ludus Magnus gym in the pursuit of these goals for everyone.

The Experience? Masters of Science in Sport Biomechanics, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science, Director and Co-Founder of MAW, directing over 6000 troops in strength, conditioning and wellness for the U.S. Army, including Infantry and Ranger Divisions

Over 10,000 hours experience working with and training Division 1-A athletes, including NFL players and Olympic competitors.

Stength and Wellness Coordinator for Washington Township Fire Department, developing long term training protocals for 135 firemen and administration personel.

The Accomplishments?  2011 World Record Holder at 308lbs, Former all time World Record Holder with 2665 lb total, World record Raw Squat (no wraps) - 832 lbs, World record Equipped Squat - 1197 lbs, 2010 APF National Champion, 2009 IPA National Champion, UPA National Record Holder - Open Division

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How he has stayed healthy in the sport of Powerlifting
Machines vs Free Weights. 
Being a entrepreneur in the Sports Performance world.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #292: Kevin Hendry “Don’t Give Up To Early”

IGCT Episode #292: Kevin Hendry “Don’t Give Up To Early”

December 27, 2018

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Based in Vancouver, Canada, Kevin Hendry is the Director of Education for RAD Roller and the Director of Movement & Manual Therapy at Innovative Fitness. He is a Practicing Kinesiologist, Strength & Conditioning Coach and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Osteopathy. Kevin has a decade of experience coaching and he consults with BC Hockey League Players, NCAA Division 1 athletes, NHL hockey players, CFL football players, Canadian National Team athletes. His athletic background revolved around team sports growing up including baseball, basketball and soccer and he is a provincial champion in each. He is an avid traveler and has been to 30 countries on 6 continents.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Psychology of getting people to yes.  
Movement and Manual Therapy
His role with Rad Roller. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #291: Brad Leshinske “Time Is Precious”

IGCT Episode #291: Brad Leshinske “Time Is Precious”

December 20, 2018

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As a strength and conditioning coach for 14 years, the road to my current position has been a blast. I started as an athlete at North Park University playing football. As a senior I worked at Atheltico Physical therapy doing rehab aid work with adults and athletes. Post graduation I worked as a personal trainer at Highland Park were I began their first speed and agility class. I worked with over 60 clients a week in personal training and with over 30 athletes a week in sports performance. I left Highland Park and worked at TP Sports, just training athletes. Within that facility we had some of the best athletes on the south side of Chicago train there. My boss left and I opened my own shop,Atheltic Edge Sports Performance in 2008. During that time from '08 -'12 I trained over 5000 athletes in various sports. I moved to Florida in pursuit of helping a friends business out in which we trained more than 100 athletes a day from youth do professional. In 2014 I moved back home to Chicago and have been working for Fit Code LLC for 3 years and I am happy to come to Mount Prospect and train athletes and adults in the realm of Human Performance.

Neumann Haus Racing team Lewis Men's Volleyball - 4 NCAA All Americans final 4 appearance in 2011 Lewis Women's Volleyball - 2 NCAA All Americans Lewis Women's Soccer Lewis Men's and Women's Golf Lewis Baseball Program Lewis Mena's and Women's Swimming First Allience Volleyball Club Michio Volleyball Club Queen of Peace HS Volleyball Brother Rice Football,Baseball, Rugby (4 state championships), Members of Hockey, Volleyball (player of the year baseball 2010) Members of St. Rita Football, Baseball, Hockey Members of Mount Carmel Football,Baseball, Hockey, Wrestling (Player of the year baseball 2010) Members of Mother McCauley Volleyball, Lacrosse, Softball (player of the year 2011) Members of USA Soccer Women's team Members of Mexico Soccer team 10 MLB players over 250 collegiate athletes in various sports Over 200 all conference and all state athletes 7 player of the year award winners in football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, golf I have also been a sought after writer for such publications as performance menu by catalyst athletics, Wod talk, IYCA, and over 75 blog articles written.

Presentations: Galzier Sports Performance Clinic 2016 - Implementation of Plyometrics Glazier Sports Performance Clinic 2016 - Proper Warm Up for Sports Performance NSCA 2017 Illinois State Clinic - New Research on the FMS NSCA 2017 NBA Coaches Symposium - New Assessment Protocol for Athletes NSCA 2017 Illinois State Clinic - Program and Design for the Return to Play Athlete Fit Code LLC - 2014- Present 30 presentations from Nutrition to Program and Design

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Giving back to coaches. 
Role of a S&C at the High School level. 
Leaving a legacy in the field.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #290: Drew Massey “Necessity Breeds Action”

IGCT Episode #290: Drew Massey “Necessity Breeds Action”

December 13, 2018

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Coach Drew earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Bethel College in 2003 along with his Master of Science in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention from California University in Pennsylvania in 2008. He is a former college football player who has always had a passion for the sport and training. Drew has served as a part of Bethel College’s coaching staff, a wellness director for the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, and as the head trainer for MPower Fitness working with the rehabilitation of collegiate and professional athletes. Drew loves continually educating himself on new techniques or principles regarding training and coaching. When he is not teaching and coaching, he is a full time dad to his beautiful 8 year old daughter, Hope. His favorite fitness quote is, "Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it."

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Private vs. Collegiate
Loading progressions
Female speed development. 
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #289: Jorge Carvajal “Build A Career Around Your Passion”

IGCT Episode #289: Jorge Carvajal “Build A Career Around Your Passion”

December 6, 2018

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Jorge Carvajal ,CSCS, USAW, is a performance coach and consultant who has worked with elite athletes in multiple sports and the tactical world for over twenty seven years. He has trained thousands of athletes, at the University of Florida, the University of Nebraska, the U.S. Olympic training center, along with 200 professional athletes in the NFL, including first round selections, MLB, NBA, NHL, World Surf League Big Wave Tour surfers, and Tactical Athletes in the Fire Service, Law Enforcement SWAT/SRT, and Military Special Opetations communities. He specializes in using a holistic approach toward Athlete optimization.

 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
How to protect against coaching burnout.  
What he has learned mentoring other coaches. 
Importance of mindfulness and recovery.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #288: Tim Kontos “Let Your Work Do The Talking”

IGCT Episode #288: Tim Kontos “Let Your Work Do The Talking”

November 29, 2018

Tim Kontos, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, is in his 20th year as the Director of Sports Performance for VCU Athletics. In 2015, Kontos was named as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, the highest honor given in the profession.

His honors were further elevated by VCU after being named Associate AD for Sports Performance in July 2016, then to Associate Athletics Director for Sports Performance and Student-Athlete Wellness in September of 2018 where he oversees the sports medicine, sports psychology and sports nutrition departments in addition to the sports performance department.

Kontos designs, implements and supervises all strength, speed and agility programs for The Rams’ Baseball and Volleyball teams. In addition to his direct sport oversight, Kontos oversees 16 of VCU’s 17 sports. Kontos has worked to develop a holistic approach to Sports Performance since his arrival at VCU in 1998. Kontos has built a program that believes in educating athletes beyond the “what” and puts emphasis on the “why” behind their program. Although each program is built around the needs of the sport, principles of nutrition, psychology, and recovery are common themes in addition to strength and conditioning.

A firm believer in leading by example, Kontos is a competitive powerlifter and most recently squatted 600lbs in December of 2015 placing him seventh on the all time highest squat for his age and weight class. A 1997 graduate of Radford University, Kontos spent two years as strength and conditioning coach for the ice hockey team at his alma mater, where he supervised off-ice workouts for speed and strength training. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Radford. Kontos is a Level-1 Club Coach through the United States Weightlifting Association, a Level-1 Coach through the United States Track & Field Association, and a Functional Movement Screen Practitioner.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
  • Secret to staying in one place for 20 years. 
  • His role as an Associate AD and how he works with all other departments. 
  • Advice to the next generation of Strength and Conditioning Coaches.  
  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.
IGCT Episode #287: Joseph Coyne “What Would My Grandmother Say”

IGCT Episode #287: Joseph Coyne “What Would My Grandmother Say”

November 22, 2018

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Joseph Coyne is an exercise physiologist, sport scientist and sports nutritionist from Gold Coast, Australia. He is currently the Director of Athletic Development for Lindisfarne AGS. He has previously been the Physical Preparation Coach for the Chinese Athletics Association's jump & sprints section; where he handled the rehabilitation and strength & power training for China’s best track & field athletes.

Prior to that, he was the Performance Manager at the Chinese Olympic Committee’s National Sports Training Centre in Beijing in the lead up to the Rio Olympics. Athletes supported by this program won 34 medals (including 19 gold medals) at the 2016 Olympics. As a speaker, Joseph has lectured at a number of international conferences including in China, United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

 
 

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Where most go wrong with coaching sprinting and jumping. 
Test he uses to monitor his athletes.  
Working with different cultures.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

IGCT Episode #286: Monte Sparkman “Man The Most Dangerous Room”

IGCT Episode #286: Monte Sparkman “Man The Most Dangerous Room”

November 15, 2018

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Monte Sparkman enters his sixth year coaching at Richland High School. Prior to his arrival at Richland, Sparkman had coaching stops at Burkburnett, The Virginia Military Institute, and most recently at North Ridge Middle School. Coach Sparkman currently serves at the Texas NHSSCA state director. Sparkman was a 3 year letter winner in football and earned his undergraduate degree from Baker University in 2002. He received his master’s degree in education in 2007 from Wayland Baptist University. Sparkman is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certified Club Coach and Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting, and a certified Level 2 coach through USA Track and Field. Sparkman has also competed nationally in powerlifting with a best total of 2200lbs. Sparkman is married to the former Sabrina Kingston of Burleson, TX and they have two children: Jacqueline Shea (9) and Alexandra Rea (6).

In This Episode We Discuss:

What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.
Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.
Conjugate training system. 
How to get the most out of a High School period. 
How he uses the Block Zero approach.  
Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.
His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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