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.
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.
- How were you introduced to the field of strength and conditioning?
- How have others supported you in this profession?
- How do you connect with your athletes on a daily basis?
- How do you shape the environment of your weight room?
- How do you keep your program consistent?
- What does the CSCCa mean to you?
In 2022, Sharpe begins her eighth season as Assistant Director for Athletic Performance at Tarleton. She is in charge of all strength and conditioning activities for baseball, softball, track and field, and cross country. She also assists with football, men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, and program administration. During the Spring of 2018, Sharpe participated with the National Football League (NFL) after being selected by the Atlanta Falcons, as the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship recipient. She traveled to Flowery Branch, Ga., and for the first four weeks of the Falcons’ Organized Team Activities (OTAs) she participated as the strength and conditioning intern.
Sharpe was selected again for this 2018 NFL coaching fellowship and traveled to Richmond, Va., in July to take part in the Washington Commanders’ first two weeks of Training Camp, also as a strength and conditioning intern. Both the Falcons and Commanders allowed her the opportunities of a lifetime, as she gained experience by observing and participating with both teams of athletes and fellow colleagues, who were pivotal in her coaching development, as she had always desired to work in the NFL. Sharpe has been vocally thankful for the opportunity established by the NFL as well as the support from Tarleton, both of whom allowed her as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach a valued professional development opportunity.
Prior to joining Tarleton, Sharpe spent seven years at NCAA Division I Tulane University in New Orleans. Sharpe was the second assistant training coach for football while also working with men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field and cross country, baseball, softball, volleyball, swimming, diving, and bowling.
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