NSCA Board of Directors

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is governed by a Board of Directors that is elected by the NSCA membership. The board is comprised of eight members of the NSCA and one elected public member.

President, N. Travis Triplett, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA

N. Travis Triplett is a Professor and Director of the Strength and Conditioning Concentrations for the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. Her past experience includes being Director of the Strength Centers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a research assistantship in Sports Physiology at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, a postdoctoral research fellowship at Southern Cross University in Australia, and other international research at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland and the University of Valencia in Spain. Dr. Triplett is currently a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, a past Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the Strength and Conditioning Journal, and was the recipient of the 2000 Terry J. Housh Outstanding Young Investigator award, the 2010 William J. Kraemer Outstanding Sport Scientist Award, and the 2016 JSCR Editorial Excellence Award. She also served on two panels for NASA, including one for developing resistance exercise countermeasures to micro-gravity environments for the International Space Station. She was a founding Fellow of the NSCA, and holds the Sports Performance Coach certification from USA Weightlifting.

Vice President, Ian Jeffreys, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, ASCC, PGCE, RSCC*E, FUKSCA, FNSCA

Dr. Ian Jeffreys is currently Professor of Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Wales, where he coordinates all of the University’s strength and conditioning activities. He is also the proprietor of All-Pro Performance. Ian serves as the international representative on the NSCA Certification Committee and was the NSCA’s High School Professional of the Year in 2006. In July 2009 Ian was awarded a Fellowship by the NSCA, for his outstanding contributions to the industry. Ian is a founding member of the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA), and served on the Board of Directors from 2004 through to 2013. He is an assessor for the organisation and a tutor for the UKSCA education workshops. Ian has been the S&C coach for the Welsh Junior National Rugby team and has worked with athletes, clubs and sports organisations around the world. Ian has authored six books Total Soccer Fitness, A Coaches Guide to Enhancing Recovery - The Performance Lifestyle, Developing Gamespeed, Developing Speed, Soccer Speed, and Strength and Conditioning for Sports Performance. In addition, Ian has authored over 15 book chapters and numerous articles featured in leading international Journals. He is the Editor of the UKSCA Journal, Professional Strength and Conditioning and is on the Editorial Board for the NSCA’s Strength and Conditioning Journal, and the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning.

Secretary-Treasurer, Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

Jay Dawes is an Associate Professor of Strength and Conditioning and the Coordinator for Athletic Performance at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He has worked as a strength/performance coach, personal trainer, educator, and post-rehabilitation specialist for over 18 years. He is currently the head strength and conditioning coach for the UCCS Men's and Women's Soccer teams, as well as the Women's Volleyball team. He also coaches and consults with several law enforcement, fire, and military groups. Jay's primary research interests are improving and measuring performance for tactical athletes/first responders, and athletes. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction, an NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer with Distinction, and a Tactical Strength and Conditioning-Facilitator; the American College of Sports Medicine as a Clinical Exercise Specialist (CES); and is recognized by the Australian Strength and Conditioning Association as a Level 2 Strength and Conditioning Coach. Additionally, Dawes has been a Fellow of the NSCA since 2009.

Sports Medicine Professional Member, Michael G. Miller, PhD, EdD, AT, ATC, CSCS, FNATA, FNSCA

Dr. Michael G. Miller, joining the NSCA Board as the Sports Medicine Professional member, is a Professor and Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI. He has an EdD from West Virginia University and a PhD from Western Michigan University. Dr. Miller authored and co-authored numerous abstracts, manuscripts, texts, text chapters, and has been a CSCS and member of the NSCA since 1992. He is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and Fellow of the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

Educational/Institutional Strength and Conditioning Professional Member, Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC

Patrick McHenry is the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Castle View High school. He designs the lifting & speed/agility programs for all the strength training classes as well as works with the school’s 23 varsity sports. Patrick has a Masters Degree is in Physical Education, emphasis Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. He is a CSCS,*D and an RSCC with the National Strength & Conditioning Association. Patrick is also a Certified Club Coach with USA Weightlifting. In 2003, Patrick was the regional Strength Coach of the Year for American Football Monthly, in 2005 was the NSCA High School Strength Coach of the year, and in 2006 received the Editorial Excellent Award from the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Patrick received the 2010 Strength of America Award from the President’s Council on Fitness. He has presented at state, national and international conferences, and has published in books, journals, manuals, and videos.

Academician/Researcher Member, Colin Wilborn, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA

Dr. Wilborn is currently Executive Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professor of Physical Therapy at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. He has published over 200 peer reviewed articles, abstracts, and book chapters on the effects of sport supplements and exercise on body composition, metabolism, and performance. Colin has a published book on Sport Nutrition and has written for magazines such as Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness. He was the recipient of the NSCA’s 2015 GNC Nutritional Research Award, the highest honor for a sport nutrition researcher in the field. Colin is a Fellow and served on the Board of Directors for the National Strength and Conditioning Association as the Vice President and Treasurer. He is a Fellow and former Vice President of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of the International Society of Sport Nutrition, a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, and editorial board member or reviewer for 10 journals. Colin’s professional and personal interests are the effects of resistance training and sport nutrition on health, body composition, and performance.

Personal Trainer Member, Bret Contreras, PhD, CSCS,*D

Dr. Contreras has a PhD in Sports Science from Auckland University of Technology and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He invented and patented the Hip Thruster, founded Glute Lab - a San Diego based gym, authored Bodyweight Strength Training Anatomy, and co-authored Strong Curves: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body. Bret’s primary research interests involve the gluteus maximus, resistance-training biomechanics, and the functional transfer of resisted-exercise to performance.

Board Member, Margaret T. Jones, PhD, CSCS,*D, FACSM, FNSCA

Margaret T. Jones is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology and an affiliate of the Center for Sports Performance at George Mason University. She holds degrees from the University of Tennessee (BA), the University of Houston (MEd), and the University of Georgia (PhD), and completed a NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University. Past experience includes 15 years at Springfield College as Director of the Strength and Conditioning Master’s degree program and Director of Strength and Conditioning for Intercollegiate Athletics, where she supervised program design and implementation for 500 athletes from 24 sports. An active member of the NSCA since 1995, Dr. Jones received the NSCA Educator of the Year Award in 2008, and Fellow of the NSCA (FNSCA) in 2012. Currently, she serves as a Senior Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research and an Assistant Editor-in-Chief for the Strength and Conditioning Journal. Dr. Jones’ research uses resistance exercise to address questions related to human performance and athlete health. She has authored many publications in peer-reviewed academic journals and has presented consistently at regional, national, and international conferences. She holds NSCA CSCS,*D and USA Weightlifting Level I certifications.

Public Member, Kacie Wallace, JD, LLM

Kacie Wallace joined the U.S. Olympic Committee as the Athlete Ombudsman in January 2015. She serves as an independent adviser to athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities under national and international rules in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. She also works with athletes to help resolve disputes and as a liaison between athletes, National Governing Bodies, the USOC, and other stakeholders. Kacie earned a B.A. in art-design from Duke University, a law degree from North Carolina Central University, a master of laws in dispute resolution from Pepperdine University, and a certificate in documentary studies from Duke University. Kacie spent the previous decade teaching negotiation, mediation and international conflict management at Duke University, the University of North Carolina and through Rotary International. She also taught courses at Duke University that examined global conflict through the lens of documentary film and how film can be used as a persuasion tool. She partnered with experts in the video gaming industry and won a $250,000 digital innovation award from the MacArthur Foundation to build virtual training environments for NGOs, governments and other agencies to simulate coordination efforts necessary to address relief needs following large scale natural disasters. She also has designed exhibits for a children’s museum and taught art therapy in a state psychiatric institute. She was a swimmer through university, has competed in international open water competitions, and now competes in long distance races for the YOLOboard standup paddle team. She has paddled in the standup paddle World Championships across the Molokai Channel in Hawaii, around islands in Hong Kong, down the Tennessee River, and 304.6 miles up the coast of North Carolina from South Carolina to Virginia. She is married to Richard Stockmans and lives in Colorado Springs.

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