It's in the heart of Atlanta where Georgia State University's Head Strength Coach Scott Holsopple keeps the Panthers on the path. Before going to Kansas, Holsopple spent five years at Florida, where he worked as the top assistant with the Gator football program. At Florida, Holsopple worked under the highly-regarded Mickey Marotti, who is now the assistant athletic director for football sports performance for national champion Ohio State. During Holsopple’s time at Florida, the Gators won the 2008 BCS National Championship while compiling a 50-17 record in his five years. Florida appeared in five straight bowl games with two BCS bowl appearances, and Holsopple helped mentor 18 athletes who went on to be drafted into the NFL, including six first-round draft picks. Holsopple spent the 2006-07 season working with the men’s basketball program at Kentucky. That followed a six-year stint at Marquette, where he began working with the men’s basketball program in the fall of 2000 before he was elevated to head strength and conditioning coach for his final five years. In that position, Holsopple was responsible all 14 of the Golden Eagles’ Division I athletic programs. He worked with Dwayne Wade as the future NBA star led Marquette to the 2003 NCAA Final Four. Before going to Marquette, Holsopple served as a strength and conditioning assistant at Penn State, his alma mater, where he helped develop and implement a comprehensive, year-round strength, conditioning and agility program for the school’s 28 athletic teams. Holsopple began his career in the field as an intern at Notre Dame under Marotti. He also served the strength and conditioning coordinator at Ken Chertow’s Olympian Wrestling Camp. A native of Happy Valley, Pa., Holsopple earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State in 2000. He earned All-America recognition as a boxer at Penn State.
I was able to catch up with Scott, a featured speaker at the 2016 Battleground Academy (Tenn) Hammer Strength Clinic, and he did not disappoint! He gave a very nice presentation and unfurled a ton of ideas to help motivate players and coaches as they go about the grind that is college football. In the podcast, you'll sense the passion and love Coach Holsopple has for his profession...and get a few tips for running a strength program. This ASAP Podcast is brought to you by BiPro All Natural Whey Protein Isolate