Strength & conditioning

  • Only Division III program with two full-time strength coaches
  • Strength and conditioning major
  • Strength/conditioning coaching internship program

Graduates in the field

Matthew Barker '14
Currently: Graduate assistant strength coach, Lindenwood Univ. (Mo.)
Experience: Strength intern, Montana State Univ.

Thomas Rodamer '14
Currently: Head strength coach, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)

Adam Schupp '14
Currently: Graduate assistant strength coach, Central Washington Univ.
Experience: Strength intern, Montana State Univ.

Samuel Armstrong '14
Currently: Palmer College of Chiropractic

Jacob Niedermann '13
Currently: Graduate assistant strength coach, Northwest Missouri State Univ.
Experience: Strength intern, Harvard Univ.

Stephanie Hasken '13
Currently: Physical education teacher & strength coach, Grundy Center High School

Charles Friday '12
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Central College
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Tarleton State Univ.; strength intern, Southwest Minnesota State Univ.

Brady Hill '12
Currently: Graduate assistant strength coach, Northern Illinois Univ.

Matt Sagar '12
Currently: Graduate assistant strength coach, Winona State Univ. (Minn.)
Experience: Strength intern, Univ. of Nebraska

David Young '12
Currently: Graduate assistant strength coach, Univ. of Memphis
Experience: Strength intern, Univ. of Iowa

Jarred Lackey '11
Currently: Director of Health & Wellness, Newton (Iowa) YMCA
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, William Penn Univ.

Chad Kraklio '10
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Western Michigan Univ.
Experience: Assistant football strength coach, Univ. of Iowa;
Graduate assistant strength coach, Southern Ill. Univ.

Korey Van Wyk '10
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Northwestern College.
Experience: Sports nutrition research assistant, Iowa State Univ.
Sports nutrition intern, Univ. of Nebraska

Dustyn Baethke '09
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Univ. of Washington
Experience: Head strength coach, Eastern Washington Univ.
Assistant football strength coach, Univ. of Iowa
Graduate assistant strength coach, Boise State Univ.

Zach Fears '10
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Abilene Christian Univ.
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Winona State Univ. (Minn.)
Director of Sterling Center of Sports Performance, Pella, Iowa
Strength intern, North Carolina State Univ.

Loren Liming '10
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Winona State Univ. (Minn.)
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Winona State Univ. (Minn.)

Dane Jensen '09
Currently: Sport drug-testing collector, Drug Free Sport, Kansas City, Mo.
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Southwest Minn. State Univ.

Nick Johnson '10
Currently: Head strength coach, Bemidji State Univ.
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Tarleton State Univ.

Ryann Engholm '09
Currently: Officer, U.S. Marine Corps

Ramy Mosbah '09
Currently: Athletic Academic Services Administrator, Illinois State Univ.
Experience: Intern, National Assocaton of College Directors of Athletics; Graduate assistant strength coach, Univ. of Missouri; Strength intern, Univ. of Missouri

Matt Paja '09
Currently: Head strength coach, Grand View Univ.
Experience: Assistant strength coach, Wayne State Univ.;
Strength intern, Notre Dame Univ. football; Graduate
assistant football strength coach, Southwest Minn. State Univ.

Ricardo Ramirez '09
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Montana State Univ.
Experience: Strength intern, Univ. of Kentucky; strength intern, Univ. of Iowa; graduate assistant strength coach, Southern Ill. Univ.

Spencer Remick '09
Currently: Graduate assistant strength coach, William Penn Univ.

Matt VerMeer '09
Currently: NASCAR Pit Crew, Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports

Tim Connell '08
Currently: Assistant football coach, Millikin Univ. (Ill.)
Experience: Graduate assistant football coach, Southwest Minn. State Univ.; Graduate assistant football coach, Redlands Univ. (Calif.)

Tom Hartshorn '08
Currently: Police officer, Iowa City
Experience: Strength intern, Univ. of Iowa football; performance enhancement specialist, Iowa City

Jon Haugen '08
Currently: Head strength coach, William Penn Univ.
Experience: Owner/performance coach, Warrior Performance Gym, Adrian, Mich.
Assistant strength coach, Detroit Tigers; strength intern, Drake Univ.
Graduate assistant, William Penn Univ.

Ryan DeVriendt '07
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Univ. of Kentucky
Experience: Strength intern, Univ. of Kentucky; strength intern, North Dakota State Univ.; strength intern, Ilinois State Univ.,

Maureen Khairallah '07
Currently: Assistant stregth coach, Brown Univ. (R.I.)
Experience: Assistant strength coach, Southern Illinois University; Director, Chicago Bills College Prep High School Strength & Conditioning; Head strength coach, Lyndon State College (Vt.); Graduate assistant strength coach, Eastern Illinois Univ.; Strength intern, Northwestern (Ill); intern, Quad City Sports Acceleration

Joe Niehaus'07
Currently: Head strength coach, Eastern Illinois Univ.
Experience: Assistant strength coach, Tulsa Univ. (Okla.); Graduate assistant, Eastern Illinois Univ.

Brandon O'Neall '07
Currently: Head strength coach, Brown Univ. (R.I.)
E xperience: Assistant strength coach, Dartmouth Univ. (N.H.); Assistant strength coach, Maine Univ.; Football strength intern, Univ. of Iowa; Strength intern, Tulsa Univ.; Graduate assistant strength coach, Western Ill. Univ.;

Nick Reed '07
Currently: Head strength coach, assistant football coach, junior high wrestling and track and field coach, Oskaloosa High School

Corey Westra '07
Currently: First Sergeant of Headquarters
2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team
34th Infantry Division
U.S. National Guard
Des Moines, Iowa

Tim Bates '06
Currently: Special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Experience: Assistant strength coach, Central College

Trevor Dieleman ‘06
Experience: Assistant strength coach, Central College; Assistant strength coach, Univ. of Pittsburgh (Pa.); graduate assistant, Illinois State Univ.; assistant strength coach, Tulsa Univ.

Ike Hammerly ‘05
Currently: Head strength coach and assistant football coach (defensive line), Luther College
Experience: Head strength coach, William Penn University; graduate assistant, Iowa State Univ.; assistant strength coach, Iowa State Univ.; head strength coach, Loras College.

Jeff Jones ‘06
Currently: Assistant strength coach, Auburn Univ.
Experience: Head assistant strength coach, Boise State Univ.
Strength intern, Univ. of Louisville

Josh Edwards ‘04
Currently: Head strength coach, Loras College
Experience: Football strength coach, Winona State (Minn.) Univ.; assistant strength coach, Drake Univ.

Ben Heithoff '04
Currently: Assistant Director of Athletic Development,
Genesis Health Clubs, Wichita, Kan.

Ryan Johnson ‘04
Currently: Head strength coach, Southeast Missouri State Univ.
Experience: Head strength coach, Delaware State Univ.
Graduate assistan strengh coacht, Univ. of Neb.-Omaha
Strength intern, Univ. of Iowa;

Evan Lynam ‘04
Currently: Director, Axis Sport, Columbia, Md.
Experience: Graduate assistant, Indiana State Univ.; strength intern, Univ. of Iowa

Kate Pipho ‘04
Currently: Next Level Sports strength coach, Minneapolis, Minn.
Experience: Graduate assistant, St. Thomas (Minn.) Univ.

Justin Snyder ‘01
Currently: Head strength coach, Simpson College

Central College