Jay Dawes is an Associate Professor of Applied Exercise Science at Oklahoma State University. Dawes has worked as a university athletic performance coordinator, strength/performance coach, personal trainer, and educator for approximately 20 years. He also frequently coaches and provides sports science support to numerous elite and professional teams, as well as law enforcement, fire, and military groups. His primary research interests are focused on improving the health, fitness, and human performance for the tactical athletes/first responders, as well as sport athletes. Dawes has a broad background in strength and conditioning, with specific training and expertise in training and conditioning methods for athletes and first responders.