30 Strength Coaches Earn NSCA's Most Elite Designation

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The NSCA is proud to name 30 newstrength and conditioning coaches who have obtained the prestigious Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® Emeritus (RSCC*E) designation in 2022, growing this exclusive group to a total of 213 coaches.

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, only coaches who have 20 years or more of professional experience meet the criteria for the esteemed RSCC*E recognition.

Congratulations to our new 2022 RSCC*E Coaches!

Carlo X. Alvarez, CSCS, RSCC*E

Raymond Bear, CSCS, RSCC*E (Raymond)

Michael E. Bewley, CSCS, RSCC*E (Michael)

Michael C. Cox, CSCS, RSCC*E

Darryl Y. Eto, CSCS, RSCC*E

Kevin C. Gregory, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E

Bruce R. Harbach, CSCS, RSCC*E

Rick Howard, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA (Rick)

Douglas R. Jarrow, CSCS, RSCC*E

Brian Jordan, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E (Brian)

Raymond F. Karvis, CSCS, RSCC*E

 Jeffrey L. Kipp, CSCS, RSCC*E (Jeffrey)

Patrick McHenry, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E (Patrick)

Tommy Moffitt, CSCS, RSCC*E

Christopher B. Osmond, CSCS, RSCC*E

Thomas V. Palumbo, CSCS, RSCC*E (Thomas)

Carmen Pata, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E (Carmen)

John G. Patrick, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, TSAC-F, RSCC*E (John)

Michael A. Potenza, CSCS, TSAC-F, RSCC*E

Shawn Powell, CSCS, RSCC*E

Michael Rankin, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC*E (Michael)

Thomas P. Rohling, CSCS, RSCC*E

Rob F. Schwartz, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E (Rob)

Josh R. Seligman, CSCS, RSCC*E

Daniel Shapiro, CSCS, RSCC*E

Nathan J. Shaw, CSCS, RSCC*E (Nathan)

John R. Swanson, CSCS, RSCC*E

Erik Chek Hiong Tan, CSCS, RSCC*E (Erik)

Dale Torborg, CSCS, RSCC*E (Dale)

Kevin Watson, CSCS, RSCC*E

“These 30 coaches represent the top echelon, and we’re proud to recognize their longstanding commitment to the strength and conditioning community with the RSCC*E designation, our highest distinction,” says Eric McMahon, NSCA Coaching and Sport Science Program Manager.

All coaches who earn RSCC designation are added to the NSCA’s searchable RSCC Registry as verification of their credentials. Additionally, every RSCC Coach participates in annual training and assessments beyond what is required of their peers and is held to the highest standard of practice in the profession.

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.

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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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