State/Provincial Director of the Year Award

This Award is given to a state or provincial director who has accumulated the most points during the year from April 1 to March 31, using the Evaluation Criteria format.

Congratulations to the 2022 winner!

Whitney D. Leyva-Camberos, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, RSCC

Whitney D. Leyva-Camberos was born and raised in Fresno, California. She transferred out of Fresno Community College and received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton in 2013 before going on to receive her Master’s in 2016. She is the founder of the CSUF weightlifting club and has conducted physical evaluations with the Anaheim Ducks. After she graduated, she worked as a lecturer for California State University, Fullerton and was the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the CSUF 17- time National Dance and Cheer team. Leyva-Camberos began working at Fresno Pacific in the spring of 2020 as a lecturer and assistant strength and conditioning coach for FPU’s swim and dive and water polo teams. Today, she is the Head Strength and Conditioning coach of Fresno Pacific University. Whitney has volunteered with the NSCA since 2014, became Southern California Director in 2017 and is now the Southwest Regional Coordinator, where she helps to host conferences for the region. Additionally, she has been teaching at the university level since 2016 and has reviewed multiple strength and conditioning publications and has published two of her own.

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Past Award Recipients Includes:

2020 - Vaness L. Cazas-Moreno, PhD, CSCS,*D, USAWL1  
2019 - Timothy Suchomel, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC  Triplett and Suchomel
2018 - Joseph P. Lopez, CSCS  Haff and Lopez
2017 - Sean Collins, PhD, CSCS,*D  Haff and Collins
2016 - Andrew Shim, EdD, CSCS,*D  Haff and Shim
2015 - Michelle Rathke, MS, CSCS  Rathke and Fleck
2014 - Chad Kerksick, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D  Fleck and Kerksick
2013 - Ryan Johnson, CSCS,*D  
2012 - Maria T. Mendizabal, NSCA-CPT,*D  
2011 - Lee Anthony Glass, MS Ed, CSCS 2010 - Paul Moore, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
2009 - Heath Pierce, MEd, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D 2008 - Scott J. Sahli, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
2007 - Karyn Gallivan, CSCS, NSCA-CPT 2006 - Paul Goodman, CSCS
2005 - Mark Nutting 2004 - Chat Williams
2003 - Kimberly A.B. Zaph, CSCS 2002 - Cory Warner
2001 - Christine Vega 2000 - Avery Faigenbaum
1999 - Patrick Mediate 1997 - Ollie Whaley
1996 - Boyd Peterson, Kim Ford, Ollie Whaley, and John Blievernicht 1995 - Dwight Daub, J. Henry Drought, John Kordich, Mike Lowe, and Richard Powell
1994 - Tom Cross, Doug Lentz, Tony Moreno, and Mike Lowe 1993 - John Kordick

1992

Region 1: Doug Lentz

Region 2: Steve Plisk

Region 3: Gary Shankman

Region 4: Mike Lowe

Region 5: Dwight Daub

1991

Region 1: Jeff Connors

Region 2: Edwin Jones

Region 3: Jesse Barksdale

Region 4: Tom Richardson

Region 5: Mark Reiff

1990

Region 1: Gary Viles and John Waters

Region 2: Phil Emery

Region 3: Roger Finkemeier

Region 4: Paul Longo

Region 5: Mark Reiff

1989

Region 1: Bob Cincotta

Region 2: Phil Emery and Bob Brosmer

Region 3: Open

Region 4: Ron Thomson

Region 5: Sam Varner and Dwight Daub

1988

Region 1: Pat Ciccantelli

Region 2: Phil Emery and Allan Johnson

Region 3: Russ Ball

Region 4: Neil Wolkodoff

Region 5: Open

1987

Region 1: Ray Moran

Region 2: Bob Brosmer

Region 3: Harley Dartt

Region 4: Rick Huegli

Region 5: Steve Schulz

1986

Region 1: Wes Emmert

Region 2: Bruno Pauletto

Region 3: Russ Ball

Region 4: Neil Wolkodoff

Region 5: John Arce

 
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