Steve Hartman, Head Performance Coach at Bellarmine University, won The Gatorade CSCCa Young Achievement Award at the 2019 CSCCa National Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Nominees for the award needed to fit several criteria, including:
- Be up-and-coming in the field, but proven in dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs.
- Have no more than 10 years of experience in the field.
- Have a well-rounded, holistic approach to conditioning, with knowledge and application of science, nutrition and communications.
- Be SCCC certified through the CSCCa.
Hartman is a one-man show at Bellarmine, where he single-handedly provides strength and conditioning services for the schools’ 21 teams and over 420 student-athletes. Since 2012, when he assumed his current role, he has worked hard to elevate support from administrators, educate coaches, raise money for facilities and equipment, and advance year-round athlete development programming.
Hartman’s impact on success across the department has included two Final Four appearances for men’s basketball, a Sweet Sixteen appearance for baseball, Conference Championships for men’s and women’s basketball and women’s track and field. It has also included individual success for a number of his athletes, including three All-Americans in men’s basketball and three in women’s track and field.
Prior to Bellarmine, Hartman completed stints with Ignition (Mason, OH), Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning, Boston College Football, and the University of Louisville Football. He is passionate about continuing education and has obtained certifications from Functional Movement Systems, Precision Nutrition, USA Weightlifting, Speed Systems, NASM, and CFSC.
Steve has a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Louisville, and is certified by the CSCCa & NSCA.
Hartman received the following prizes for winning the award:
- Plaque presentation at the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches Dinner and Ceremony.
- Two-night hotel stay at the CSCCa Annual National Conference host hotel.
- Travel to/from CSCCa Annual National Conference city.
- $2,000 grant for continuing education opportunities.
- Gatorade gift pack including a branded jacket, towels, products and more.
Gatorade is a Founding Partner and Platinum Level Sponsor of the CSCCa. Starting in 2017, Gatorade partnered with the CSCCa to create the The Gatorade CSCCa Young Achievement Award. This award is for an SCCC Certified Coach who is up-and-coming in the field but has proven his/her dedication to improving athletic performance with safe and effective science-based programs.
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