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 weightlifting 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: Head strength coach, Luther College
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Northwest Missouri State Univ.
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: Owner, Impact Fitness and Sports Performance; Fairfield, Iowa
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Northern Illinois Univ.

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

David Young '12
Currently: Assistant strength coach, San Francisco 49ers
Experience: Graduate assistant strength coach, Univ. of Memphis
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, Missouri Southern State Univ.
Experience: Assistant strength coach, Abilene Christian Univ.
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