National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Announces Newest RSCC*E Strength and Conditioning Coaches

January 27, 2022

Seventeen Coaches Earn Elite Designation

Colorado Springs, CO – The NSCA is proud to name 17 strength and conditioning coaches who have obtained the prestigious Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach Emeritus (RSCC*E) designation in 2021. They join an elite and prestigious group of professionals who have proven themselves as experts of the industry.

Known as the badge of excellence for elite coaches, the NSCA’s Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) is the organization’s highest coaching designation. It signifies that a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)-certified coach has demonstrated experience and knowledge in their profession. Within the RSCC designation, those meeting the criteria for at least 20 years are awarded with the RSCC*E recognition.

With these 17 new additions in 2021, this exclusive and accomplished group now totals just 180 coaches.

The new RSCC*E coaches are:

Christopher Anderson, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E Sean Marohn, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E
Kenyon Boatfield, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E Tim Maxey, CSCS, RSCC*E
Derek Drumtra, CSCS, RSCC*E Satoshi Ochi, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RSCC*E
Brett Gerch, CSCS, RSCC*E  Ryan Stoneberg, CSCS, RSCC*E
Keith Gray, CSCS. RSCC*E Troy Torrence, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E 
John Hudy, CSCS, RSCC*E Jose Vazquez, CSCS, RSCC*E 
Patrick Ivey, CSCS, RSCC*E Jamie Yanchar, CSCS, RSCC*E
Tobias Jacobi, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E Nick Zostautas, CSCS, RSCC*E
Ryan Johnson, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E  

“The RSCC Program represents the highest standards of experience and continued education for strength and conditioning coaches in the industry,” NSCA’s Coaching and Sports Science Program Manager Eric McMahon said. “We are proud to recognize these 17 coaches with our highest coaching designation for their continued service and dedication to the strength and conditioning profession.”

“It’s an immense honor to receive the RSCC*E designation from the NSCA,” said Ryan Stoneberg, 2021 RSCC*E designee and Major League Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Kansas City Royals. “To me, this recognition represents dedication and service to the profession, and the honor of working with great athletes over more than 20 years.”

These 17 coaches are now among the highest echelon of coaches in the strength and conditioning industry, joining the ranks of field veterans across every level of sport.

 “The NSCA sets the standard for strength and conditioning practices and continues to advance the level of coach practitioners serving and protecting today’s athletes,” said Tim Maxey, the Joint Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), and 2021 RSCC*E designee.

Coaches seeking to earn the RSCC distinction need two years of verifiable experience working full-time as a designated strength and conditioning coach in a scholastic, collegiate, professional, national team, or private sport team organization, or embedded within a tactical (military or public safety) training unit as a dedicated strength and conditioning professional.

The NSCA recognizes RSCC coaches with ten or more years of experience the additional designation With Distinction (RSCC*D), and names coaches with more than 20 years of experience with the RSCC*E designation.

“The RSCC*E is a recognition of hard work and determination, of living out a lifelong dream to work at the middle school, high school, and college levels,” said Tobias Jacobi, CSCS*D, RSCC*E, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Strong Rock Christian School in Georgia. “As an RSCC*E, I look forward to continuing my work in support of student-athletes and for the advancement of the strength and conditioning profession.”

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About the National Strength & Conditioning Association

Founded in 1978, The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning and related sport science professions around the world.

The NSCA exists to empower a community of professionals to maximize their impact through disseminating evidence- based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, networking opportunities, and continuing education. The NSCA community is composed of more than 60,000 members and certified professionals throughout the world who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength and conditioning coaches, performance and sport scientists, personal trainers, tactical professionals, and other related roles.

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