June 12, 2012
ARLINGTON, Texas - UT Arlington has announced the hiring of Alan Bishop as assistant strength and conditioning coach. Bishop comes to UTA after more than two years at Southern Utah University.
"We're excited to have to have him and he brings a wealth of knowledge to our strength and conditioning department," UT Arlington head strength and conditioning coach Kathy Wagner said.
Bishop joined Southern Utah as assistant strength and conditioning coach in January 2010. Bishop will work primarily with men's and women's basketball, and men's and women's tennis at UTA.
"I am extremely excited to have Coach Bishop join our UTA Basketball family," UT Arlington men's basketball coach Scott Cross said. "He brings a wealth of experience and has a commanding presence in the weight room with our guys. I am confident that our guys are going to continue to get bigger, faster and stronger each and every week under his leadership and direction.
"By creating this position, President Spaniolo and Jim Baker have again shown their commitment to basketball here at UTA, and I am very thankful that we have found someone as good as Coach Bishop."
A four-year football letterman at Utah State University, Bishop earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from USU in 2009. While at Utah State, Bishop was a four-time academic all-conference selection as well as a five-time Whiteside Scholar.
Bishop holds the CSCS certification from the National Strength & Conditioning Association and USAW-Level I certification from USA Weightlifting.
A native of Ozark, Alabama, Coach Bishop is married to the former Jessica Crosbie. He and Jessica have a daughter, Jayda.
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