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NSCA experts answer your FAQs. Today, we look to Mike Bugielski, NSCA Founder Boyd Epley, Bryan Mann and David Szymanski to answer the question, “OK Coach, So I Got My CSCS; Now What?”
Mike Bugielski is the current Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team for Turkey. Prior to this position, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Washington Mystics of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Preceding his position in the WNBA, he was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Chicago State University, where he worked with 14 varsity sports.
Boyd Epley is one of the most decorated strength coaches in the history of the field. Lindy’s National College Football magazine named him one of College Football’s Top 100 Most Important People of the Century after his training program helped produce five national championships and 356 wins in 35 years of University of Nebraska-Lincoln football. He is the founder of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and continues to be an advocate for strength coaches.
Bryan Mann has been a strength and conditioning professional for the past 14 years at the Division I level. He currently serves as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Missouri as well as being an Assistant Professor in the departments of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training.
David Szymanski is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Director of the Applied Physiology Laboratory, and the Head Baseball Strength and Conditioning Coach at Louisiana Tech University. Formerly, he was the Sports Performance Director for Velocity Sports Performance-Tulsa. Prior to that, Szymanski was the Exercise Physiologist for the Auburn University Baseball team for five years and a volunteer assistant baseball coach for two years. Before attending Auburn University, where he earned a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology, Szymanski was the Assistant Baseball Coach and Weight Room Director at Texas Lutheran University for five years. His primary research has focused on ways to improve baseball and softball performance.
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