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Kathy Wagner named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach

UTA head strength & conditioning coach Kathy Wagner.

May 4, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Kathy Crowe-Wagner, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the UT Arlington, will be named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). This honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession, and the ceremony is undoubtedly the highlight of the association's National Conference each year. Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Bennett from Radford University will present Coach Wagner with the blue MSCC Jacket on Thursday at the Downtown Salt Lake City Marriott Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

"This is an incredible honor for Kathy," says CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. "Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the University of Texas at Arlington Athletic Program, and the strength and conditioning profession.We are honored to have Coach Wagner as a member of our association and to have her join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. She is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional."

In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must first meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree
  • Be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level
  • Hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa)
  • Hold the CSCCa Certification – SCCC  (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified)
  • Have a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.

Twenty-three collegiate strength & conditioning coaches will receive the prestigious certification of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach at the 2014 MSCC Ceremony: Kathy Crowe-Wagner (UT Arlington), David Abernethy (Furman University), Christopher Anderson (Oregon State University), Rusty Burney (University of Missouri), Duane Carlisle (Purdue University), Jami Clinton (University of Mississippi), Michael Cotterman (University of Wyoming), Jason Dierking (University of Louisville), Glenn Harris (Boston University), Sean Hayes (University of Georgia), Michael Joseph (West Virginia University), Robert Lemieux (Kent State University), Jeremy Charles Melton (Baylor University), Kent Morgan (University of West Florida), Jared Nessland (Sacramento State University), Bradley Ohrt (Northern Illinois University), Robert Phillips (Tulane University), Anthony Rolinski (University of Notre Dame), Craig Sowers (North Carolina State University), Charles Stephenson (University of Utah), Joshua Stoner (University of Missouri), David VanDyke (Stony Brook University), and Aaron Wellman (University of Michigan). These twenty-three coaches will join the existing 136 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches, bringing the total number of MSCC's to 159.


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