In this CSCCa Profiles With The Masters, Deppe shares how her former strength coach shaped her desire to serve others and how coming out as gay showed those she serves that pushing the envelope of one’s comfort zone can positively impact the people around you.
In this CSCCa Profiles With The Masters video, Alabama’s Michelle Diltz, MSCC, explores what solidified her desires to be a strength and conditioning coach after facing some pre-pandemic doubts and provides some advice for newer strength coaches in the profession.
Stephanie Sharpe, MSCC, is Assistant Director for Athletic Performance with Tarleton State University. In this Masters Profile, Coach Sharpe shares how she was introduced to the field of strength and conditioning, how she connects with student-athletes and shapes the environment within her weight room, and what the CSCCa means to her.
Evan Simon, MSCC, is Director of Sports Performance for Davidson College. In this CSCCa Profiles With The Masters video, Coach Simon shares the best parts of being a strength coach, describes his concept of 360 Awareness, and explains what the CSCCa means to him.
Greg Werner, MSCC, is Senior Director, S/C, Women’s Basketball with Virginia Tech. In this Masters Profile, Coach Werner describes what it really means to be a mentor, shares how young strength coaches can advance within their professional careers, and explains his role in nominating the winner of the 2022 Gatorade Young Achievement Award with the CSCCa.
David Bass, MSCC, is Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance with Wake Forest University. In this Masters Profile, Coach Bass shares what he’s learned from his mentors, his best advice for young coaches just entering the profession, and what the CSCCa means to him.
Rod Cole, MSCC, is Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance with Tarleton State University. In this Masters Profile, Coach Cole reflects on his decades of experience in coaching, shares what it takes to be a great strength coach, and explains the value of the CSCCa.
Earlier this year, CSCCa Monthly editors had the opportunity to sit down and discuss multiple topics around education with CSCCa Chief Science Officer (CSO) science officer Sandy Abney, MSCC, whose extensive resume crosses both disciplines and continents.
Jeff Madden’s resume more than checks all the boxes required to have achieved this lofty status. Here’s a closer look at the life and career of 2022 Legend in the Field of Strength and Conditioning, Jeff “Maddog” Madden.
The amount of perseverance required to obtain this goal serves as a testament to its value in a profession where our service is often performed behind the scenes, year round, and rarely in the spotlight.
It is with great pride that I mentor Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) candidates every year to test for and earn the “gold standard” certification in strength and conditioning. The satisfaction of seeing these young people earn the SCCC certification and embark upon their full-time careers is a huge highlight for me.
I never knew what a strength and conditioning coach was until I stepped on campus at Indiana University (IU) and began my rowing career. In those four years, a man I never knew existed pulled something out of me that I had never in my life recognized up until that point. I, a shy, introverted freshmen was thrown onto a team with 70 strong, fearless women. “Sink or swim Lanie, you better find a way to keep up,” is what went through my head.