National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Celebrates 2014 Coaches of the Year Awards

Winners include: Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach Joe Kenn, College Coach, Shannon Turley and Assistant Collegiate Coach, Caitlin Quinn.

December 2, 2013

Colorado Springs, CO– Strength and conditioning coaches from across the nation will converge on NSCA’s Coaches Conference on January 10, 2014 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 that will be held is the Award Ceremonies where distinctive honors are given to several coaches for outstanding achievement.

Accepting for the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is the NFL Carolina Panther’s Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS, *D, RSCC*E. Kenn earned this special honor in recognition of excellence in his dedication to improving performance of athletes with safe and effective science based programs.

Accepting for the College Strength Coach of the Year is Shannon Turley, CSCS, RSCC. As the Kissick Family Director of Football Sports Performance at Stanford University, Turley’s efforts are determined on behalf of college coaches for the implementation of safe, proven techniques and programs to enhance athletic performance.

Accepting for the Assistant Strength Coach of the Year is Caitlin Quinn, CSCS, RSCC. As the Assistant Strength and Speed Coach at Florida State University, Quinn earned this special honor in recognition of excellence in her dedication to the strength and conditioning profession.

Coach Boyd Epley, NSCA Founder says, “We are pleased to announce award winners prior to the Coaches Conference for the first time. This change in NSCA procedures should allow family and friends of the recipients’ greater flexibility to see their loved ones receive these prestigious awards. I congratulate each winner on their continued drive, compassion and work ethics."

“Congratulations to all award recipients,” says NSCA President Dr. Stephen Fleck, “All of the award winners exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional.”

The NSCA Coaches Conference feature several educational sessions and research presentations, all designed to help those attending to expand their knowledge and further their careers. The NSCA is the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, and for more information regarding NSCA and their awards, please visit

 About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

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.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.

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