The Tactical Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is awarded to the coach whose influence within his or her assigned tactical (military, law enforcement, fire and rescue) setting exceeds that of peers. Achieving this influence can be the result of one or multiple coaching related accomplishments such as but not limited to measurable performance improvements or injury reduction, program creation, advancement through innovation, and other initiatives that enhance wellness, health, and performance at the local level.
Ryan Fowler is the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator in the Human Performance Program at the Naval Special Warfare Center. He entered the tactical strength and conditioning field in 2011 and has previous coaching experience with EXOS, the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club, the University of Washington, and Central Washington University. Fowler received his Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010 and his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Athletic Training from Central Washington University. He earned the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) from the NSCA in 2007. In addition to the coaching background, he is also a former Army Infantryman with a deployment to Iraq in 2004.Download the Press Release
|Current NSCA Member for 2 consecutive years
|Current coach in tactical (military, law enforcement, fire and rescue) related setting
|Must have a minimum of 5-years coaching directly related to tactical
|Current CSCS certification
|Cover letter and Resume or CV
Additional requirements listed in the General Awards Criteria, include but not limited to, the nominee must be nominated by a member in good standing and nominees will be sent a criteria sheet to fill out that must be returned with cover letter and CV/resume before the required deadline.
|2022 - Joseph R. Kelleher, CSCS, TSAC-F