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.
In his video, which you can watch above, he answers the following questions. If you’d like to hear the answers to individual questions, click the links below.
- What does the Gatorade Young Achievement Award mean to you?
- Why did you nominate Mark Uptegraff, SCCC, to receive the Gatorade Young Achievement Award?
- How would you describe what it means to be a mentor?
- How can young strength coaches advance in this profession?
- What advice can you give to young strength coaches?
- What does the CSCCa mean to you?
Werner is responsible for the year-round development of the Hokies in all areas of athleticism and injury prevention. Prior to Virginia Tech, Werner was the head strength and conditioning coach for women’s basketball at Auburn University for one season where he helped the Tigers move up several spots in the SEC standings and make it to the NCAA tournament where they won their opening round game and had a 20-win season. For 20 years, Werner was the head strength and conditioning coach at James Madison University (JMU). He began that role in 1995 after working as an assistant in the program the previous three years. While at JMU, Werner directed the program for all sports. He was inducted into the JMU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014 with the 1994 NCAA national champion field hockey team. Before working at JMU, Werner was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for one year at the University of The Pacific in Stockton, Calif., where he worked with football, volleyball, baseball, softball, tennis, swimming and water polo, and additionally taught classes in the sport sciences department.
Werner received his master’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in exercise science from JMU in 1994. He became interested in the science of speed, strength and conditioning while earning his bachelor’s degree in human performance with an emphasis in exercise science at Austin Peay State University (’91). While at APSU he worked as an assistant strength coach for two years.
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