SUMMARY: WORKING AS A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH IS A CHALLENGING OCCUPATION BY NATURE. BEING AN EFFECTIVE LEADER, AND PROVIDING EFFECTIVE TRAINING PROGRAMS AND QUALITY COACHING, IS A REQUIREMENT IN THE PROFESSION. BECAUSE OF THIS, WE ASKED OUR PANEL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES WHAT TRAITS (I.E., QUALITIES INDIVIDUALS POSSESS THAT ARE STABLE OVER TIME) AND CHARACTERISTICS (I.E., LEARNED OR DESIRABLE SKILLS) THEY BELIEVE ARE IMPORTANT IN SUCCESSFUL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES.
1Athletic Department, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
2Athletic Department, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California
3Athletic Department, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The College Coaches Corner Column provides practical information on a variety of topics that college coaches experience daily in directing a strength and conditioning program.
COLUMN EDITOR: Allen R. Hedrick, MA, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
Trent Greener is the director of strength and conditioning and head football strength coach at the University of Wyoming.
Andrew Petersen is the head strength and conditioning coach at Humboldt State University.
Kim Pinske is an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the United States Air Force Academy.