Jan. 12, 2011
Colorado Springs (January 12, 2011) – Florida State University Strength and Conditioning Coach Jon Jost has been named the College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
The NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to a college or university strength and conditioning coach in recognition of his or her commitment to the college strength and conditioning profession. The award committee evaluates candidates’ efforts on behalf of college coaches and dedication to the implementation of safe, proven techniques and programs to enhance athletic performance.
Nominees must be Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS), current members of the NSCA, and actively employed as a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA level.
“This is an incredible honor for my staff and me as I consider this to be a team award,” said Jost. “I am very fortunate to have the best staff in the country and we have a group of fantastic athletes at Florida State to work with. It is a privilege to train them.”
“Jon is a good personal friend and a recognized leader among his peers in strength and conditioning,” said NSCA President Jay Hoffman. “More importantly, his contributions toward the development of the up-and-coming strength coach have been invaluable in supporting the growth and dissemination of science-backed strength training programs for nearly 20 years.”
The NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award, sponsored by Power Systems, is presented annually at the NSCA Coaches Conference, held recently in Dallas. The NSCA Coaches Conference is an educational forum for more than 600 high school, college and professional strength and conditioning coaches, and featured presentations by several college and professional strength coaches, including a featured panel discussion by the Florida State University strength and conditioning staff.
Jost leads a team of 12 Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists at Florida State who manage the program design, implementation, scheduling and performance for more than 500 student-athletes. Jost has trained more than 40 NFL draft picks, represents the athletic department as an NFL Pro Scout Liaison, and serves as a mentor in the development of young professionals towards a successful career in strength and conditioning. He is also the current Chairman of the NSCA Collegiate Strength Coaches Special Interest Group and holds a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification.
Prior to heading to Tallahassee, Jost headed the strength and conditioning programs at both Southern Methodist University (1996- 2001) and the College of Holy Cross (1995-1996). He started his career as a strength and conditioning coach at the University of Nebraska where he served as an assistant for seven years. Jost earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science with an emphasis in strength and conditioning from Nebraska in 1990 and a Master’s degree in education administration with an emphasis in post-secondary education from the school in 1994.
For more information on the NSCA Collegiate Coach of the Year Award, visit www.nsca-lift.org/Awards.
About the NSCA
The National Strength & Conditioning Association is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, supporting and disseminating research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness. The NSCA, a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership and certification organization, is comprised of more than 40,000 leaders in 190 countries in the field of strength & conditioning research, education, coaching and administration. The NSCA offers the only strength & conditioning certification to be nationally accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), and has been nationally accredited since 1993.