Todd Smith Named Master Strength & Conditioning Coach

Smith is one of eight coaches in the nation to earn the honor in 2011

May 4, 2011

Release courtesy of CSCCa

Todd Smith, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Marquette University, 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 Paul Chapman, from the University of New Hampshire, will present Coach Smith with the blue MSCC Jacket on Thursday evening, May 5, 2011, at the Downtown Kansas City Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.

“This is an incredible honor for Todd,” says CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the Marquette University Athletic Program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Smith as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He 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.

Eight collegiate strength & conditioning coaches will receive the prestigious certification of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach at the 2011 MSCC Ceremony: Todd Smith (Marquette University), Jennifer Jones (Texas A&M University), Thomas Rohling (Samford University), Jerry Schmidt (University of Oklahoma), Jeremy Scott (Penn State University), John Sisk (Furman University), Tasha Weddle (Vanderbilt University), and Karin Werth (University of Florida). These eight coaches will join the existing 92 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches, bringing the total number of MSCC’s to 100.




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