Scott Sinclair and Ed Ellis heading to Georgia to lead S&C

Scott Sinclair and Ed Ellis working together at Georgia

Scott Sinclair

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.

Scott Sinclair

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2016 NSCA Combat Sports Clinic

combat sports clinic

Colorado Springs, Colorado — Get the upper hand in strength and conditioning for combat sports at the 2016 National Strength and Conditioning Association Training for Combat Sports Clinic, March 18-19 in Colorado Springs, CO. This two-day clinic brings together elite strength and conditioning coaches from the worlds of boxing, judo, mixed martial arts, and other Olympic combat sports to give you the most cutting-edge topics and best practices in strength and conditioning for combat sports.

Don’t miss your chance to learn from heavy-hitting coaches, test your technique, and propel your athletes to success with newfound knowledge.

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Jeff Butler to lead S&C at Northern Colorado

Jeff Butler hired as Northern Colorado’s Director of Sports Performance

Jeff Butler Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado — After 9 months as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Southern Utah  University, Jeff Butler will be moving to Northern Colorado as the new Director of Sports Performance. Butler’s move comes after Southern Utah won their first Big Sky Conference football championship in 2015 (8-4 overall, 7-1 conference). The former head football coach of Southern Utah, Ed Lamb, will be moving to BYU as an assistant coach.

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2016.01.06 CSCS Daily Study Question

2016.01.06 CSCS Daily Study Question:

An athlete consumes 600 calories total in a meal. 200 calories of come from protein and 200 calories come from carbohydrate. How many grams of fats did the athlete consume in this meal?

(A) 22 grams
(B) 24 grams
(C) 26 grams
(D) 28 grams

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Mark Hill leaving Indiana S&C for Another Power Five Program

S&C Coach Mark Hill leaving Indiana…

Mark Hill

Bloomington, Indiana — Indiana University Coach Kevin Wilson announced that Mark Hill, the football team’s head strength and conditioning coach, is leaving IU for a similar position at another Power Five program (find out where).

“We appreciate his service and his leadership,” Wilson said in a press release. “Mark was our first staff hire and he did an exceptional job. Under his direction, our strength and athleticism has improved drastically. We will conduct an extensive national search and are confident we will find a strong replacement.”

Mark Hill

Mark Hill

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Sean Edinger Named S&C Coach for Syracuse

New head coach Dino Babers brings along Sean Edinger for S&C…

Sean Edinger

Syracuse, New York — Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers will be bringing along his strength and conditioning staff from his time at Bowling Green State University. The outgoing football strength and conditioning coach, Will Hicks, will be remaining at Syracuse to head the school’s Olympic sports teams. Sean Edinger will be the new assistant athletic director for athletic performance at Syracuse.

Sean Edinger

Sean Edinger

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The Highest Paid Strength Coach

And Still the Highest Paid Strength Coach…

Highest Paid Strength Coach

Tuscaloosa, Alabama. — In 2015, the highest paid strength coach (at least in public records) was Scott Cochran at the University of Alabama. With Alabama’s defensive coordinator Kirby Smart taking the head coaching position at Georgia, it was rumored that Cochran would be moving as well. However, Cochran announced that he would remain at Alabama, where he is a key contributor to the team’s athletic success. Reports now say that Nick Saban offered Cochran a compensation packaged valued at over $600,000 to remain at Alabama, effectively making him the highest paid strength coach (so far) for 2016. Read more…

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Dantonio Burnette to lead NC State S&C

Jason Veltkamp Out; Dantonio Burnette In…

Raleigh, North Carolina — Dantonio Burnette has taken over leadership of North Carolina State University’s football strength & conditioning program, replacing Jason Veltkamp. Burnette has been with the NC State football strength staff for 12 years.Continue reading

Colorado Hires Drew Wilson to lead S&C

Drew Wilson to take over CU Strength & Conditioning

Boulder, Colorado — The University of Colorado Buffaloes have hired new strength and conditioning coach Drew Wilson. Wilson comes to Colorado from the University of Maryland where he was the director of strength and conditioning. As reported earlier this week, the vacancy left at Maryland by Wilson will be filled by former Mississippi State strength and conditioning coach Rick Court.Continue reading

Comprehensive Question Set 5 Added

Comprehensive Question Set 5

Comprehensive Question Set 5

Seraphim is an 18-year-old, female athlete that will be starting in your college’s volleyball program this coming fall. From May through August, she will be staying on campus to participate in your strength and conditioning program. Although she was a great player in high school, Seraphim didn’t spend too much time on strength and conditioning and she focused most of her attention on perfecting her volleyball form. Because of this lack of strength and conditioning experience, you suspect that she needs to improve her strength, muscular endurance, and aerobic endurance. Seraphim is 5’10 and weighs 145 pounds.

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2016.01.04 CSCS Daily Study Question

2016.01.04 CSCS Daily Study Question:

Which of the two proposed models of plyometric power production involves the storage of elastic energy in musculotendinous components?

(A) Mechanical Model
(B) Neurophysiological Model

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Resignations in Texas Tech’s S&C Program

Dennis & Yates resign from Texas Tech Strength & Conditioning

  Texas Tech

Lubbock, Tex. — Texas Tech football strength and conditioning head coach Chad Dennis has just resigned after his third season in Lubbock. Assistant strength and conditioning coach Billy Yates will also be leaving the school to take over  a new position as head strength coach at Bowling Green. Changes in the strength and conditioning staff come after a 7 – 6 football season in 2015. Presently, the football program will be replacing five assistant coaches. Read more…

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Nick Savage to Take Over Mississippi State S&C

With Rick Court moving to Maryland, assistant Nick Savage to take over at MSU

Nick Savage

Starkville, Mississippi — Mississippi State University Bulldogs will be promoting Nick Savage to head strength coach. Savage was MSU’s assistant strength coach under Rick Court, but Court will be moving to take over strength and conditioning at Maryland. Court fills a vacancy left by Drew Wilson, who will be moving to Colorado to take over strength and conditioning at the Buffalo’s program. Read more…

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