A. Eugene Coleman to Receive the NSCA's 2013 Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement

Coleman served as the strength and conditioning coach for the Houston Astros for over 30 years and is recognized for his work with NASA.

July 14, 2013

Colorado Springs, CO – Strength and conditioning coaches, sports scientists and fitness professionals from around the world converged on NSCA’s 36th National Conference in July 2013 to discover cutting-edge research and practical applications in strength and conditioning, presented by the industry’s most elite and respected experts. One of the many exciting events during the conference took place during the Award Ceremonies where distinctive honors were given to several fitness professionals for outstanding achievement.

Accepting for the prestigious Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement was A. Eugene Coleman. Dr. Coleman earned this special honor in recognition of excellence in exhibiting historical impact, achievements, and dedication to the NSCA over the course of his career. “It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by your peers and such a highly respected professional certification agency,” says Coleman. “There are a number of men and women in the NSCA who are equally deserving of this award, and it’s an honor to be recognized as being on par with these individuals.”

Dr. Coleman is Professor at the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the Fitness and Human Performance Program. His work with NASA’s Astronaut Training Manual and the Houston Astros is a contributing factor in receiving the Lifetime Achievement award. “The NSCA provided a professional certification and registration program for strength and conditioning coaches in professional baseball,” says Coleman. “As a professor, the NSCA has provided resources to improve student learning and a certification test to help evaluate professional competencies.”

NSCA Founder, Boyd Epley, states, “The NSCA is focused on bridging the gap between science and application to improve athletic performance, and Coach Coleman has supported this throughout his career,” says Epley. “Coach Coleman definitely deserves this award, and it is an honor to have him celebrate with us.” Dr. Coleman says, “My students and I have been able to utilize the scientific information provided in NSCA publications, workshops and conferences when working with both elite and recreational athletes. My athletes have benefited by being exposed to the latest, scientifically validated training drills, programs and procedures.”

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The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.

The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.

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