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Richard C. Lansky
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High School Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
Manatee High School, The Performance Training Zone, Inc. and TEAM FLORIDA GULFCOAST WL
Job Title
Strength and Conditioning Coach - Manatee High School Football, Weightlifting Coach - Boys and Girls Varsity - Manatee High School, Director of Athletic Performance - Performance Training Zone, DIrector of Education and Coaching -RCL, Executive Director and Head Coach - Team Florida Gulfcoast
Current Job Description
Strength and Conditioning Coach for Manatee High School (Bradenton, Florida).
Physical Education Teacher - Manatee High School
Head Coach - Boys and Girls Weightlifting - Manatee High School
Strength Coach - Volleyball - Manatee High School

Own and operate private athletic development training facility in Sarasota, Florida for the past two decades. Work with variety of athlete populations, from club level youth to professional athletes in a variety of strength and power sports.
Also own and operate a sports consulting and management company, RCL SPORTS PERFORMANCE SERVICES, which handles facility management for sport centers, schools and teams as well as educational offerings for coaches, trainers and athletes.
I also serve as Executive Director and Head Coach for a not for profit Olympic Weightlifting club dedicated to the development of drug-free weightlifting among Florida Gulfcoast's youth and young adults.
Past Job Experience
In addition to my business, I have worked at the high school (Booker HS, Venice HS ) and college level( Eckerd College) as a strength and conditioning coach for football, wrestling, soccer and rugby. I have coached Defensive Line and served as the Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at a private Christian School in Lakeland, Florida. I currently am the Head Weightlifting Coach and Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida. I also teach Physical Education ( Weightlifting ) at the school.

I have coached internationally for USAW from 2002-2008, serving as an official coach at the Jr. Worlds, Pan American Championships, World University Championships, and World Cup ( USA vs AUS). I have also coached my own athletes at the Worlds and Pan Am Games.
BS, Syracuse University 1988
Certifications : CSCS, ACSM HFS, USA Weightlifting US International Coach.
Florida DOE Teaching Certificate (TC)

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At 6:39pm on April 18, 2011, paul said…
How are ya coach !! 
At 11:22am on December 15, 2010, Jeremy Boone said…


Hope all is well!  I have not been on this site in quite some time due to a wild fall!

Would love to catch up and see how things are going for you.

Shoot me an email!



At 5:21pm on July 26, 2010, Joseph C. Zawack said…
Coach Lansky,

Thanks for adding me. I sent you an e-mail a couple days ago and just wanted to confirm that you received it. Please feel free to contact me at any time.


Joe Zawack
At 12:10pm on June 16, 2010, Jennifer Petrosino said…

We would like to invite you the NSCA State of Florida Strength and Conditioning Clinic this weekend June 19th on the campus of the University of South Florida. We have a great line up of speakers, including Russ Orr Athletes Performance, and the University of South Florida Strength and Conditioning Staff. It is a great CEU (.8 NSCA) opportunity in your backyard. For more details and to register online go to or email Ron McKeefery, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Look forward to seeing you there.

USF Strength and Conditioning
University of South Florida
4202 E Fowler Ave.
Tampa, FL 33620
(Office) 813-974-7360
(Cell) 813-786-4774
At 11:16am on March 30, 2009, Dan Wagman, PhD, CSCS said…
WHAT?????? A weightlifter going powerlifting? So how much grief do you get for that from your team? :) Glad you decided to do it raw, though, anything else is just silly.

Sorry to hear about your ACL. I hope it'll heal to the point where you can do as you please with your knee and that you'll be able to lift weights as usual.

Still in Colo. Spgs. and things are going well, keeping busy, etc. I stopped competing between 2003 and 2006, not for any particular reason, just didn't feel like it. But of course continued to train. Then I got into Power Sport (strict curl, bench press, deadlift, all raw) and did quite well, winning two nationals, coming in second at the pro level, and setting a bunch of American Records. Haven't competed since last March and don't see myself doing so again for a while. Again, no particular reason, just don't feel like it. But am still training and having tons of fun with that.
At 11:41am on March 29, 2009, Dan Wagman, PhD, CSCS said…
Hi Rich, didn't know you're on SPN. Hope you're doing well and that you find time to bend the bar yourself.


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