• The Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement
    The Boyd Epley Award honors individuals who exhibit historical impact, achievements, and dedication to the NSCA over the course of their career. The Board of Directors carefully deliberates to select the recipient of the Boyd Epley Award, as it is the most prestigious award a Member of the NSCA can receive.
  • History of the Boyd Epley Award

    The Boyd Epley Award honors individuals who exhibit historical impact, achievements, and dedication to the NSCA over the course of their career. The Board of Directors carefully deliberates on who to select as the recipient of the Boyd Epley Award, as it is the most prestigious award a Member of the NSCA can receive.

    According to ESPN.com, Epley is arguably the single most important individual in the history of strength and conditioning in college athletics. As the first full-time paid strength coach in history, Epley developed the “Four Steps to Success” philosophy that has impacted millions of athletes and strength and conditioning coaches across the world. As the founder of the NSCA, Epley created opportunities for those interested in making strength and conditioning their career.

    Epley has been and always will be an advocate for improving the profession of strength and conditioning.

    The Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement is sponsored by Gatorade.

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    Congratulations to our 2014 Winner, Lee Brown!  

    Past Recipients of the Boyd Epley Award include:

    2013 - Gene Coleman, EdD, CSCS, RSCC,*E

    2012 - Al Vermeil, CSCS, RSCC*E

    2011- Everett Harman, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

    2010 - Steve Bliss, CSCS

    2009 - Meg Ritchie-Stone, MS, FNSCA

    2008 - Bruno Pauletto, CSCS

    2007 - Gary A. Dudley, PhD, CSCS

    2005 - Steven J. Fleck, PhD, CSCS

    2004 - John Garhammer, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

    2000 - Mike Stone, PhD, FNSCA

    1998 - Tom Baechle, EdD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

    1996 - Dan Wathen, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA

    1994 - William J. Kraemer, PhD, CSCS

    1993 - Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA, RSCC*E