Nick Dowdy is in his first season at Florida State in 2020, serving as senior assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Seminoles.
He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as a certified USAW sports performance coach and a member of USA Powerlifting.
Dowdy came to Tallahassee following three seasons at Memphis, where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2019 after serving as a graduate assistant with the Tigers’ strength staff in 2018. While at Memphis, he was responsible for implementing the strength program for football while also working with the Catapult GPS system and the intern continuing-education program in addition to maintaining the nutritional area.
He was an assistant coach for USA Powerlifting in 2017, helping lead the Team USA Male Sub Junior and Junior teams to world championships that year. The competition featured nations from all over the world, and Team USA defeated Russia and Japan, among others, to claim gold.
Dowdy spent four years as the strength and conditioning director, head powerlifting coach and defensive coordinator at Lake Cormorant High School in Mississippi. He led his team to the 2018 national championship, becoming the first team from Mississippi to win the national title in powerlifting. Over the span of his four years, he coached three international powerlifting federation gold medalists, 14 USA Powerlifting national champions, 26 state champions and nine athletes invited to Team USA.
He began his career at Itawamba Community College from 2010-12. There, he was responsible for coordinating programs for all sports and also maintained consistent upkeep and scheduling for the fitness facility.
Dowdy earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology-sports pedagogy from Mississippi State in 2014.