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North Central Regional Coordinator

Scott Sahli, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Scott Sahli

Scott Sahli is currently the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Burnsville High School for all sports and the Head Olympic-style Weightlifting Coach. He is the Regional Coordinator for the North Central Region and previously served as the Minnesota State Director (2005-2011) for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He retired from teaching and coaching at Northfield High School in 2011 where he was the Northfield High School Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for all sports for over 25 years. Sahli is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with Distinction (CSCS,*D®), NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® with Distinction (NSCA-CPT,*D®), and USA Weightlifting (USAW) Senior Coach. Sahli has presented at over 50 weightlifting and strength clinics throughout the nation, co-authored two DVDs, and authored a coaching manual and textbook.

Iowa State Director

Jed Smith, MA, CSCS, USATF-1

Jed Smith

Jed Smith is the Director of Strength and Conditioning and an Exercise Science Instructor at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) where he has been a coach and instructor since 2005. Smith oversees 18 NCAA Division 1 sport teams, as well as the staff that trains them. Prior to joining the staff at UNI, Smith was a strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Vikings (National Football League team), Minnesota Wild (National Hockey League team), and Minnesota Thunder (United Soccer League team). Smith is the Iowa State Director for the NSCA and is also a National Instructor for USA Weightlifting (USAW). He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) through the NSCA, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach (USATF-1). Additionally, Smith has given presentations and seminars in exercise and sports science both nationally and internationally.

Minnesota State Director

Ryan Johnson, MEd, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson teaches physical education at Wayzata High School and is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Wayzata public schools. Johnson works directly with the three-time state champion football team as Director of Operations and Player Development. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is the Minnesota NSCA State Director and Chairs the Minnesota NSCA Advisory Board. In 2010, he was named the NSCA Minnesota High School Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. In 2013, he was named the NSCA State Director of the Year. He also received an Award of Merit from the Minnesota Department of Health and Safety for participation in a lifesaving CPR/AED effort to revive a player that suffered sudden cardiac arrest. Johnson is a frequent clinician, as well as a regular contributor to Training and Conditioning magazine and has written for Coaching Management magazine.

South and North Dakota

Andrew Shim, CSCS

Andrew Shim

Andrew Shim has been involved with the fitness industry by consulting with major companies, magazines, and fitness organizations nationwide. He was honored with the Certificate of Merit from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Council of Trustees for published scholarship and productivity in 2008. He was awarded “Best Research Poster” in Applied Sport Science by the Sports Medicine Australia Federation in 2009. He was appointed as the South Dakota State Director of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2011. Recently, he was selected as the recipient for the 2012 President’s Award for Research in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of South Dakota. In addition, he holds his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification through the NSCA.