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Strength Performance's Blog – January 2012 Archive (18)

Craig Fitzgerald Joins Penn State's Football Staff as Head Strength Coach

Via GoPSUsports.com:

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brienhas announced the appointment of Craig Fitzgerald as Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football.

Fitzgerald joins the Penn State staff following three seasons as Director of Football Strength…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 30, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Be A Leader: Ray Lewis' postgame speech

1 Winning Drive takes viewers inside the Ravens' locker room after their loss in the AFC Championship game.  Listen to Ray Lewis' postgame speech:

Added by Strength Performance on January 25, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Importance of the College Football Strength Coach

Blog from Cavalier Power:

How important is a College Football Strength and Conditioning Coach?



I just read an article in which Nick Saban and Urban Meyer called their Strength and Conditioning Coach the most important assistant…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 23, 2012 at 5:08pm — 3 Comments

Titans Reject Jeff Fisher's Attempt To Hire Strength And Conditioning Coach

Via TurfShowTimes.com:

The ink has barley dried on Jeff Fisher's new contract with the St. Louis Rams. Since signing the deal on Tuesday, Fisher has been in the process of filling out his coaching staff. Those efforts hit a road block on Thursday when the…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 19, 2012 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

Denver Broncos strength coach Rich Tuten not returning in 2012

From DenverPost.com:

Rich Tuten, the Broncos' strength-and-conditioning coach since 1995, will not be back in 2012.

Tuten notified several players that he was informed by the club his contract would not be renewed. The team confirmed it is in the process of identifying candidates to head its strength and conditioning program.

"After 17 years the Broncos have decided to make a change in their…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 17, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Meyer relies on Strength Coach Marotti for tougher Buckeyes

Via BuckeyeXtra:

By Rob Oller The Columbus Dispatch

Coach Urban Meyer saved the best for last. Standing on the wooden floor of Value City Arena at halftime of Ohio State’s men’s basketball game against Indiana, he introduced — not a veiled guarantee…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 17, 2012 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Strength Coach Corey Edmond excited to return to NC State

From TheWolfpacker.com

Before the head strength and conditioning coach position for the NC State football team opened up this winter, it had been quite some time since former four-year letterwinner Corey Edmond had been back to Raleigh.



In fact, it had been since 2003, when the Murphy Center opened, that Edmond…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 16, 2012 at 6:56pm — No Comments

Offseason conditioning program vital for Miami

From SunSentinel.com 

CORAL GABLES — Hurricanes coach Al Golden instituted a grueling offseason conditioning program last January, which he termed "U Tough" and which included a "Fifth Quarter" segment that truly tested a players' strength both physically and mentally.

This week, the 'Canes will be back for more —…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 16, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Middle Tennessee's Jason Spray elevated to Head Football Strength Coach

Reported on GoBlueRaiders.com:



MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Middle Tennessee Head Coach Rick Stockstill announced today he has elevated Jason Spray to Head Football Strength Coach. Spray takes over for Russell Patterson.

“I really want to thank Chris Massaro and Coach Stockstill for this opportunity,” said Spray. “There’s not many people who get to work in this capacity at…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 15, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Lou Riecke, Pittsburgh Steelers Strength and Conditioning Coach , 1970-1980

Posted by Pittsburgh Sports Daily Bulletin

Lou Riecke:

You started off lifting weights in high school, correct? What got you started as a weightlifter and what did you enjoy so much about it?

Well, I wanted to gain weight to play football. I always was a skinny kid. A fellow in class lifted – I…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 14, 2012 at 12:31pm — 1 Comment

USC's third-year strength and conditioning coach talks about offseason progress

Write-up by ESPN

LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans got back to work this week with winter offseason conditioning efforts under the direction of strength and conditioning coach Aaron Ausmus. Over the next two months, Ausmus will be in charge of getting the team ready for 2012 spring practice, and WeAreSC sat down with Ausmus to…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 14, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Boese Named Aztec Football Strength & Conditioning Coach

Posted by GOAZTECS.COM



Jan. 12, 2012

San Diego State head coach Rocky Long announced the hiring Thursday of Joey Boese as the Aztec football team's strength and conditioning coach. Boese (pronounced boze-EH), who played collegiately at Wisconsin, comes to The Mesa…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 12, 2012 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Extra Strength: The Most Important Hire A College Football Head Coach Can Make

Via ThePostGame:

You've never heard of them, but Mickey Marotti and Bennie Wylie are two of the most important football coaches in America.

They're hires made within the last year at Ohio State University and the University of Texas, and they are already altering the future of both programs dramatically, in more ways than you could…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 12, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments

ASU Football Coach Todd Graham Names Shawn Griswold As Director Of Strength & Conditioning

Reported by Arizona State Athletics:



Jan. 11, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz.--Shawn Griswold, whom head coach Todd Graham calls "the best strength and conditioning coach in America," has been named the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Arizona State University. Griswold…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 11, 2012 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Former Jets assistant Sal Alosi hired as strength and conditioning coordinator for UCLA football

News Update from UCLABruins.com



Jan. 9, 2012

UCLA Head Football Coach Jim Mora today announced the hiring of two additional assistant coaches: Eric Yarber as Wide Receivers Coach and Sal Alosi as Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning -…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 10, 2012 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

Congrats to Scott Cochran and Tommy Moffitt for helping their athletes achieve greatness!

SPN would like to recognize Bama’s Strength Coach Scott Cochran and LSU’s Strength Coach Tommy Moffitt for helping their athletes achieve greatness and prepare to face off in BCS National Championship.  As a tribute, here are a few videos we pulled from our vault, recognizing each of the top notch strength and conditioning programs.  Enjoy!

 

Bama Videos:

 

Trent Richardson “The Beast”…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 9, 2012 at 12:47pm — 4 Comments

Utah State Athletics Announces $4.5 Million Gift For New Strength and Conditioning Center

Utah State Athletics website reports:



Jan. 6, 2012

LOGAN, Utah - Utah State University Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced Friday the largest gift in the history of Aggie Athletics - a lead gift of $4.5 million from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous - to fund a new…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 6, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

BHS hires former NFL player Jeff Robinson as strength and conditioning coach

Through a generous grant…

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Added by Strength Performance on January 6, 2012 at 8:26am — No Comments

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