Jed Smith, MA, CSCS, USATF-1
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.