Career Awards

Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement

This award for career achievement was created in honor of Alvin Roy, who helped establish strength and conditioning as the cornerstone of any athletic training program.

History of the Alvin Roy Award

Alvin Roy AwardAlvin Roy helped establish strength and conditioning as an integral part of any training program. 

Roy was one of the first coaches to prove that lifting weights would improve both speed and power, and he helped debunk the myth that lifting weights made athletes slower. 

This esteemed award is given posthumously to an individual whose career achievements made a substantial impact on the scientific understanding, methodologies, and practice of resistance training as a component of sports conditioning. 

The NSCA Board of Directors carefully deliberates recipients of this prestigious award.

Dr. Thomas Delorme was awarded the 2013 Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement Posthumously


Past Recipients of the Alvin Roy Award

2007 - John Patrick O’Shea, PhD

2004 - Edmund J. Burke, PhD, CSCS

2000 - John Grimek

1995 - John Terpak, Sr.

1993 - Peary Radar

1987 - Bob Hoffman

1986 - Alvin Roy

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