Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement

Alvin Roy helped establish strength and conditioning as an integral part of any training program. Roy was one of the first coaches to prove that lifting weights would improve both speed and power, and he helped debunk the myth that lifting weights made athletes slower. This esteemed award is given to an individual, 70 years of age or older, or posthumously, whose career achievements made a substantial impact on the scientific understanding, methodologies, or practice of resistance training as a component of sports conditioning. The NSCA Board of Directors carefully deliberates to select the recipient of this prestigious award.

Congratulations to the 2020 winner!

Michael H. Stone, PhD, CSCS, FNSCA

Dr. Mike Stone is internationally recognized as a favorite presenter at events across the nation and considered one of the leading minds in research in the field of sport science. Now at East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Stone has served as the Director of the Exercise and Sports Science Lab since August 2005. Stone helped establish the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education in October of 2008. Stone has also helped to implement the first Sport Physiology and Performance PhD program in the nation at ETSU. During his more than 45-year academic career, Stone has been on the faculty at five different foreign and domestic universities and has seen his work published more than 250 times. Additionally, he has served multiple positions with the United States Olympic Committee, and as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Louisiana State University and as a strength and conditioning coach for Basketball at Auburn University. He has coached several international and national level weightlifters—including one Olympian—and throwers in both the United States and Great Britain. He continues to consult with several professional and collegiate teams concerning their strength and conditioning programs. Stone was recognized as the recipient of the ETSU award for Distinguish Research Faculty in 2008. He is a Fellow of the NSCA and United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA). He holds the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification from the NSCA and Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC) certification from UKSCA. In 1991, the NSCA named Stone the Sports Scientist of the Year. Nine years later, the NSCA also honored him with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

View Stone's Press Release.

Award Eligibility

Candidates are nominated by current member of the NSCA Board of Directors
Candidates do not have to be past or current members of the NSCA
Candidates are over 70 years of age or have passed on
Recommendations are submitted to by December 15 each year

Past Award Recipients Include:

2019 - Dr. Thomas R. Baechle, CSCS,*D (R), NSCA-CPT,*D (R)  Baechle and Triplett
2018 - Mel Siff, PhD Given posthumously
2017 - Terry Todd, PhD  Haff and Todd
2016 - Donald Chu, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA  Haff and Chu
2015 - Gayle Hatch  Fleck and Hatch
2014 - Dr. Tudor Bompa, PhD  Fleck and Bompa
2013 - Thomas DeLorme, PhD  
2007 - John Patrick O’Shea, PhD  
2004 - Edmund J. Burke, PhD, CSCS  
2000 - John Grimek  
1995 - John Terpak, Sr.  
1993 - Peary Radar  
1987 - Bob Hoffman  
1986 - Alvin Roy  
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