National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Celebrates 2014 Coaches of the Year Awards

Winners include: Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe Kenn, College Coach, Shannon Turley and Assistant Collegiate Coach, Caitlin Quinn.

December 2, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Strength and conditioning coaches from across the nation will converge on NSCA’s Coaches Conference on January 10, 2014 to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events that will be held is the Award Ceremonies where distinctive honors are given to several coaches for outstanding achievement.

Accepting for the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is the NFL Carolina Panther’s Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, *D, RSCC*E. Kenn earned this special honor in recognition of excellence in his dedication to improving performance of athletes with safe and effective science based programs.

Accepting for the College Strength Coach of the Year is Shannon Turley, CSCS, RSCC. As the Kissick Family Director of Football Sports Performance at Stanford University, Turley’s efforts are determined on behalf of college coaches for the implementation of safe, proven techniques and programs to enhance athletic performance.

Accepting for the Assistant Strength Coach of the Year is Caitlin Quinn, CSCS, RSCC. As the Assistant Strength and Speed Coach at Florida State University, Quinn earned this special honor in recognition of excellence in her dedication to the strength and conditioning profession.

Coach Boyd Epley, NSCA Founder says, “We are pleased to announce award winners prior to the Coaches Conference for the first time. This change in NSCA procedures should allow family and friends of the recipients’ greater flexibility to see their loved ones receive these prestigious awards. I congratulate each winner on their continued drive, compassion and work ethics."

“Congratulations to all award recipients,” says NSCA President Dr. Stephen Fleck, “All of the award winners exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional.”

The NSCA Coaches Conference feature several educational sessions and research presentations, all designed to help those attending to expand their knowledge and further their careers. The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, and for more information regarding NSCA and their awards, please visit

Media Note: To schedule an interview or to arrange to cover the NSCA’s Coaches Conference, contact Greg Nockleby at 800.815.6826.

About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention, and research findings.

Unlike any other organization, the NSCA brings together a diverse group of professionals from the sport science, athletic, allied health, and fitness industries. These individuals are all in pursuit of achieving a common goal—the utilization of proper strength training and conditioning to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Central to its mission, the NSCA provides a bridge between the scientist in the laboratory and the practitioner in the field. By working to find practical applications for new research findings in the strength and conditioning field, the association fosters the development of strength training and conditioning as a discipline and as a profession.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

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