Scott Sinclair and Ed Ellis working together at Georgia
Athens, Georgia — Incoming head football coach Kirby Smart announced that he has hired Scott Sinclair to be his strength and conditioning coordinator and Ed Ellis to be the associate director of strength and conditioning.
Sinclair has spent the past three years at Marshall and the nine years before that as an assistant at Central Florida. Sinclair helped train the football, baseball and track programs while at UCF. Sinclair was also previously an assistant strength coach at Georgia Tech from 2001-03 and an assistant director of player development at Wake Forest from 1999-01. At Central Florida, Sinclair developed programs to focus on speed and agility. Sinclair also earned the title of master strength and conditioning coach from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, which is the highest honor in his industry.
While at Central Florida, Sinclair worked under Ed Eillis, who was the head strength coach for the past 13 years. Before Central Florida, Ellis had stints at Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Illinois State, Ole Miss and Arkansas.
Sinclair will replace Mark Hocke, who spent only one year with the Bulldogs. Hocke replaced Joe Tereshinski Jr. at Georgia in 2014.
A high school coach said that one of Sinclair’s strengths is providing a great nutrition program, especially after the NCAA allowed institutions to offer unlimited meals to their student-athletes.
Before Sinclair’s tenure at Marshall, the Thundering Herd was 17-20 in head coach Doc Holliday’s first three years. In the past three seasons, with Sinclair on staff, Marshall has compiled a 33-8 record with three consecutive bowl wins.