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Relation to the Strength & Conditioning Industry?
Professional Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
University of California, Riverside
Job Title
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Current Job Description
Oversee and assist strength and conditioning programs for 15 varsity sports programs.
Past Job Experience
Director of Performance, Adrenaline Athletic Training
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
M.S. Kinesiology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo '08
B.S. Kinesiology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo '07
USAW Sport Performance Coach, '07
Job Status
I am seeking a new job

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At 5:50pm on August 21, 2011, Joe Kenn said…
Thanks for the note
At 8:34am on June 30, 2011, Chris Wood said…


Yeah, big move... I am out in Maine at Husson University primarily starting a brand new track and field program. I am also the strength coach. Everything is starting from scratch. I have my work cut out for me. I offically start tomorrow.

How are you doing?

At 11:38am on December 16, 2010, Chris Wood said…


You got it! DIII is not going to allow me any upward movement. One of the worst choices in my career was to leave Temple University for the private sector. I was working directly with mens and womens basketball there, and they were winning. I have been trying to get back to a situation like that since I left.


DIII is a very different animal. We have 33 weeks on discretionary time... way too much. The athletes can only be held accountable for their 19 weeks in season.

I know I will have to take a pay cut to move up, but sometimes you have to go backwards to go forwards.


Always a pleasure Gary.



At 4:41pm on December 15, 2010, Chris Wood said…

I have been at PLU for four years now. I put in for the jobs at Wyoming, West Virginia, and South Alabama. I haven't heard anything. I was hoping to hear something before track and field started, as I don't want to leave the athletes scrambling for at coach a week into the season. I'll try again in the summer. How do you like Riverside? Is the cost of living tough down there?



At 3:31pm on December 15, 2010, Chris Wood said…

Coach Heron-


How is the job search going? It is tough right now. I have a couple of resumes out. Haven't heard anything.


Hope you are doing well.



At 10:37am on October 6, 2010, Aaron Starr Williams said…
I already passed the CSCS back in may. Looking into getting certified for USA Weightlifting.
At 12:14am on October 6, 2010, Aaron Starr Williams said…
Hey Gary. Congrats on the UC Riverside job! That's awesome. I'm still working at Velocity. Just part time at two locations. Limited hours, I might have to look for another part time job. How are things at Riverside so far?
At 11:59am on July 10, 2010, Joe Kenn said…
appreciate the comments good luck
At 6:25pm on May 24, 2010, Chris Wood said…

I have 20 teams and I coach track... BUSY! Track just ended and we didn't have any athletes go to nats so it is break time right now... graduation this week.

At 6:04pm on May 24, 2010, Chris Wood said…

Nice to "friend" you! How are things down in California? I think I applied for the Head job there a few years ago.


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