Coach Ray Ganong Named Recipient of Prestigious NSCA President’s Award

Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association is proud to announce a special award at the 2019 Coaches Conference being held this week in Indianapolis, IN. The NSCA’s President’s award is given at the discretion of the current President and highlights the exemplary contributions of an individual to the strength and conditioning profession. This prestigious award goes to Coach Ray Ganong who has shown decades of commitment to the NSCA through his many years of service as a member, certified professional, volunteer leader, and mentor to others. 

Coach Ganong has worked for some of the biggest names in college sports including NCAA National Champion Collegiate Coaches Howard Schnellenberger, Ron Fraser, and Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami, and University of Louisville Coaches Denny Crum and Rick Pitino. Ganong’s credentials include a College World Series Championship (1979), a College Football Championship (1983), trips to the Final Four, several Conference USA, Big East and American Conference Championships, and an NCAA Basketball Championship (2013).  

He has spent thirty-nine (39) years training and educating Collegiate, Olympic, NFL, NBA and MLB athletes to reach their physical goals. He was named the National Strength and Conditioning Association 1996 & 1998 Conference USA Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. He has been a National and International Guest Lecturer on Strength and Conditioning and published numerous articles on Strength and Conditioning. 

He designed strength training facilities at the University of Miami and the University of Louisville (three different facilities), and City of Louisville (Kentucky) Police Department as well as several private facilities, including medical and rehabilitative facilities. 

After retiring from the University of Louisville after 33 years with the Cardinals, Ganong is now the Director of Sport Performance at ProFormance Fitness, LLC in Louisville, Kentucky. He works with individuals of all ages and creates programs for athletes as well as the general population to help them achieve their full potential which includes exercises and movements that develop good motor patterns, enhances performance, improves athleticism, and restores muscle imbalances. 

“Congratulations to Coach Ganong on receiving this well-deserved award,” said NSCA Board President Travis Triplett. “He is an example for other coaches to follow through his service to athletes, his countless volunteer hours, and for his commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.” 

Coach Ganong will receive his award at the NSCA’s Coaches Conference which will be held in Indianapolis, IN from January 10-12, 2019. The conference brings together the best of the best from all reaches of the strength and conditioning industry to provide an educational experience unlike any other. From cutting-edge presentations to dynamic hands-on sessions by renowned professors, researchers, and strength coaches, attendees receive the tools to help expand their knowledge and further their careers. 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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