Michelle Diltz, MSCC, is the Senior Associate Strength Coach at the University of Alabama for the national championship softball, women’s golf, and Cheerleading teams as well as the dance team since 2005. In this CSCCa Profiles With The Masters video, Diltz 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.
In her video, which you can watch above, she answers the following questions. If you’d like to hear the answers to individual questions, click the links below.
- What do you love most about the field of strength and conditioning?
- Have you ever had doubts about being a strength and conditioning coach?
- How important are mentorships in this profession?
- What advice can you give to new strength coaches?
- What does the CSCCa National Conference mean to you?
During her time at Alabama, Diltz has had the opportunity to be part of 6 SEC Softball Championships and 2 SEC Women’s Golf Championships, as well as manages the internship/volunteer program. While at Alabama she has also worked with football, women’s basketball, and track and field.
A native of Abilene, Texas, Diltz earned her bachelor of science in kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University in 2002, where she played outfield for the Pioneer softball team under NFCA Hall of Fame Coach Diane Baker. She earned her master of science in sports physiology from Texas A&M University in 2005, with a focus on the performance of athletes. While at Texas A&M, Michelle was a graduate intern with the Texas A&M Strength and Conditioning Department under master strength coach Raychelle Ellsworth as well as being a manager for the Aggie Softball team.
Apart from her Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) title of distinction, Michelle has also earned certifications from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), along with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and the Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 certifications. She is also TPI level 1 and Fitness level 2 certified. She has also authored many article and contributed to books as well been a speaker a numerous clinics and conferences.
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