This award is given to a TSAC-Facilitator who has made noteworthy contributions to the tactical field of strength and conditioning. Main job function (75% of time) must be in an active role within the military, law enforcement, or emergency services (firefighter/EMS) with a secondary job of leading strength and conditioning program for your agency/department.
This award was retired in 2020. Please reference the current awards here: Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award.
Karen Daigle currently serves as a Clinical Operations Staff Officer at U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, NC. She previously worked as co-manager and performance dietitian for the U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s Tactical Human Optimization, Rapid Rehabilitation and Reconditioning (THOR3) program, which is now part of the U.S. Special Operations Command’s Human Performance Program.
Prior to returning to the military after a break in service, Daigle worked as a sport physiologist and dietitian for the U.S. Olympic Committee. During her 20 years of military service, she has served as an enlisted aircrew member in the U.S. Navy, as an aircraft maintenance technician in the Louisiana Air National Guard, and now as a medical specialist corps officer in the U.S. Army.
She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator, Registered Dietitian, and Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics. Daigle received her bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Louisiana State University and her master’s degrees in Movement Science and Food and Nutrition from Florida State University. Her primary area of focus is human performance optimization related to metabolism, physiology, and program management.
|Primary occupation (at least 75%) as a current member of one of the following: law enforcement, firefighter/ems/military
|Secondary responsibilities: Strength and conditioning program within department or agency
|Current NSCA Member for 2 consecutive years
|Current TSAC-F Certification
|Nominated by a current member
Additionally, nominees must qualify using a criteria sheet (PDF) and submit a cover letter, resume/CV and supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by the requested deadline. Qualifying nominees will be asked additionally for media/public relations/communication officer information, a high resolution head shot (1MB or larger), a short bio, Twitter handle (optional), and a signed media release.
|2017 - MAJ Donald Bigham, MS, CSCS, TSAC-F, NSCA-CPT, RSCC
|2015 - JD Edwards, TSAC-F
|2016 - Mick Stierli, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F,*D
|2014 - Doug Briggs, PhD, CSCS,*D, TSAC-F, RSCC