Coach Dave Andrews talking training with ASAP Director Ted Lambrinides
We made a trip to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to dig up what we could on the new happenings at the University of Pittsburgh. It's where Head Strength Coach Dave Andrews heads the football strength and conditioning program for the Pitt Panthers. He's a very organized and disciplined coach who instills these same values into his players and their workouts. It's easy to see how he's developed his style after examining who he's been around and who has influenced his career. For one, his playing days were spent following the coach who developed The Winner's Manual! Coach Jim Tressel headed the Buckeyes then and Dave had the good fortune to be in the Arizona desert the night the Buckeyes won a National Championship. He's also coached under Bob Huggins at the University of Cincinnati and also got a great coaching experience under Illinois Head Strength Coach Aaron Hillmann while working with The Fighting Illini. Then, prior to his Pittsburgh hiring, he spent some time at the University of Notre Dame, gaining some more valuable experience that left him prepared to take on the position with Head Football Coach Pat Narduzzi at Pitt. Check it out in this ASAP Podcast with Coach Dave Andrews brought to you by TEAMBUILDR!
Coach Rick Court is changing the whole deal in College Park, Maryland. It ain't playtime..... more like pay time! The new Head Football Coach D.J. Durkin hired the fiery coach to instill a whole new training culture and attitude, and inspire the Maryland Terrapins to a different echelon in Big Ten Conference play.
Coach Mick shares a meaningful message with the Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes' Ass't A.D. for Football Sports Performance, Mickey Marotti.....known around the Woody Hayes Athletic Center as "Coach Mick"... is preparing to hand over the "keys", both figuratively and literally, of the OSU Buckeye Machine to his head Coach Urban Meyer The Buckeyes check in to fall camp on Sunday as the off-season grind comes to a halt and the equipment managers start issuing shoulder pads, helmets and the rest of the gear to protect the players. The team is ranked 5th in the coaches preseason poll, so you'd think that they have a ton of players returning. However, there are only a handful of starters that will take the field against the Bowling Green State Falcons on September 3rd over in the giant horseshoe Ohio Stadium.
Pre-season respect like that is a tribute to great recruiting and great preparation. Ohio State brings in some great players, but that's only part of the equation when you're making runs at national championships. Preparation is also a huge piece of the pie and Coach Marotti has the experience to help guide these elite athletes to a higher level.
Check out our ASAP exclusive behind the scenes photos and videos of the Ohio State Buckeyes in training!
Recently, ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power checked in to Starkville, Mississippi as we wanted to see how first year Head Strength Coach Nick Savage, the rest of his staff and the Bulldogs are doing as they prep for the 2016 college football campaign. Coach Savage, who took over following the departure of Rick Court to the University of Maryland, has the Mississippi State Bulldogs going full throttle as they head their way into another fiercely competitive SEC Football season. We caught the "Dawgs" on an "upper" day that also included a trip through the giant glass door out to the practice field for some dynamic warm-ups, agility work and finally some resistance runs with chains.
After the workouts were completed, Coach Savage and I sat down for this podcast (please excuse the technical issue with the microphones) and discussed the progress that the MSU Bulldogs have been making during the early 2016 year, day to day coaching matters and issues and how his particular journey has lead him, at the age of 27, to this high powered football team under the direction of Head Football Coach Dan Mullen.
Just back from another trip to see that West Virginia Mountaineers! Head Strength Coach Mike Joseph and Assistant Darl Bauer have been grinding away....as well as their WVU Football squad. The team is looking really fit and prepped for another round at Big 12 football.
You may recall last year's visit and photos, here's an ASAP~Athletic Strength And Power behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 version of the West Virginia Mountaineers' strength & conditioning program.
Here's the college football program poised to have a seat at the table with the big boys. Tennessee. They have the pieces that can place themselves back in the top ten in the nation. Coach Butch Jones has been getting things on track for another step up. Strength Coach Mike Szerszen knows that there's no time to waste in the preparation of the 120th edition of Tennessee Football.
Check out some of the pics here or click on the weight plates above.
Strength Coach Aaron Hillmann recently headed the training at the University of Illinois. He had a previous role as head strength coach at Bowling Green State University prior to his short stint with the Michigan Wolverines under Aaron Wellman. Coach Hillmann has also worked with OSU Coach Mickey Marotti in the past.
Here's an ASAP PODCAST with the veteran and master strength and conditioning coach, Aaron Hillmann:
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