Strength of America Award

Special thanks to the Ad-hoc Strength of America Award Committee for helping to organize this award:
Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC*E, FNSCA (Chair)
Avery Faigenbaum, EdD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
G. Gregory Haff, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
Jay Hoffman, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA
John McCarthy, PhD, CSCS,*D

Congratulations to the 2018 Recognized Schools

School

Coach

Recognized Period

AC Flora High School | Columbia, SC  Coach Micah Kurtz MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, NBCT, USAW, FMS, NASE 2016-2019
Athens Academy | Athens, GA Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC 2016-2019
Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, TN Coach Fred Eaves, MAEd, CSCS, RSCC 2017-2020
Bishop Watterson High School | Columbus, OH Coach Brian Mong, CSCS 2018-2021
Bond University - High Performance Training Centre | Gold Coast, QLD Australia      Coach Glenn Corcoran, CSCS, RSCC*E  2017-2020
Cardinal Gibbons High School | Raleigh, NC  Coach Steven Wright, CSCS, RSCC*D and Coach Chris Morland, MS, CSCS 2016-2019
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO  Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC 2017-2020
Cate School | Carpinteria, CA  Coach Erik Hansen, CSCS, RSCC  2016-2019
C.E. Ellison High School | Killeen, TX Coach Bruce Cox, CSCS  2016-2019
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC  Coach Darnell Clark, MPE, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D 2017-2020
Discovery Canyon High School | Colorado Springs, CO  Coach Sam Melendrez, CSCS  2016-2019
Emporia High School | Emporia, KS  Coach Charles Randy Wells, MS, CSCS,*D  2016-2019
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School | Las Vegas, NV  Coach Matt Marty, MEd, CSCS, RSCC 2017-2020
Father Ryan High School | Nashville, TN  Coach Mike Wilson, CSCS      2016-2019
Greenwich High School | Greenwich, CT Coach Patrick Mediate, MEd, CSCS 2018-2021
Guerin Catholic High School | Noblesville, IN  Coach Jaimes Waymouth, CSCS, RSCC*D  2017-2020
Harker Heights High School | Harker Heights, TX  Coach Garson Skelton, MEd, CSCS,*D, USAW, CISSN  2018-2021
Hebron Academy | Hebron, ME Coach Jim St. Pierre, CSCS 2018-2021
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX  Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC 2016-2019
Lincoln High School | Lincoln, NE Coach Stewart Venable, CSCS  2016-2019
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D 2017-2020
Mater Dei High School | Santa Ana, CA Coach Greg Vandermade, MS, CSCS  2017-2020
Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO  Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS  2018-2021
New Mexico Military Institute | Roswell, NM  Coach Tyrell Curtis, MA, CSCS  2016-2019
New Richmond High School | New Richmond, WI  Coach Keith Badger, CSCS  2017-2020
North Valley High School | Grants Pass, OR  Coach Travis Osborne, MAT, NSCA-CPT  2016-2019
Orange Lutheran High School | Orange, CA Coach Carl Galloway, CSCS  2018-2021
Perry High School | Perry, OH  Coach Mike Crissinger, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D 2017-2020
Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC  Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC  2018-2021
Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA  Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC  2016-2019
Saint Francis High School | Mountain View, CA Coach Andrew Wun, CSCS, NSCA-CPT 2017-2020
Spartanburg High School | Spartanburg, SC Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS 2016-2019
Strong Rock Christian School | Locust Grove, GA Coach Tobias Jacobi, CSCS, RSCC*D 2017-2020
The Peddie School | Hightstown, NJ Coach Mike Volkmar, CSCS 2016-2019
Waukee High School | Waukee, IA Coach Jay Dahl, CSCS 2017-2020
Wayzata High School | Plymouth, MN Coach Ryan Johnson, Med, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D 2016-2019

Past Award Recipients

2017 Recognized Schools

AC Flora High School | Columbia, SC | Coach Micah Kurtz MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, NBCT, USAW, FMS, NASE (2016-2019)
Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC (2016-2019)
Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, TN | Coach Fred Eaves (2017-2020)
Bond University - High Performance Training Centre | Gold Coast, QLD Australia
| Coach Glenn Corcoran, CSCS, RSCC*E (2017-2020)
Cardinal Gibbons High School | Raleigh, NC | Coach Steven Wright, CSCS, RSCC*D and Coach Chris Morland, MS, CSCS (2016-2019)
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO | Coach Patrick McHenry (2017-2020)
Cate School | Carpinteria, CA | Coach Erik Hansen, CSCS, RSCC (2016-2019)
C.E. Ellison High School | Killeen, TX | Coach Bruce Cox, CSCS (2016-2019)
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark (2017-2020)
Davenport West High School | Davenport, IA | Coach Dave Jenkins, CSCS (2015-2018)
Discovery Canyon High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Sam Melendrez, CSCS (2016-2019)
East Ascension High School | Gonzales, LA | Coach Daniel McCready, CSCS (2015-2018)
Emporia High School | Emporia, KS | Coach Charles Randy Wells, MS, CSCS,*D (2016-2019)
Faith Lutheran Middle School & High School | Las Vegas, NV | Coach Matt Marty, MEd, CSCS, RSCC (2017-2020)
Father Ryan High School | Nashville, TN | Coach Mike Wilson (2016-2019)
Guerin Catholic High School | Noblesville, IN | Coach Jaimes Waymouth, CSCS, RSCC*D (2017-2020)
Harker Heights High School | Harker Heights, TX | Coach Garson Skelton, M.Ed, CSCS*D, USAW, CISSN (2015-2018)
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC (2016 – 2019)
Lincoln High School | Lincoln, NE | Coach Stewart Venable, CSCS (2016-2019)
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D (2017-2020)
Mater Dei High School | Santa Ana, CA | Coach Greg Vandermade, MS, CSCS (2017-2020)
Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS (2015-2018)
Midway High School | Kingston, TN | Coach K. Ryen Minton, CSCS (2015-2018)
New Mexico Military Institute | Roswell, NM | Coach Tyrell Curtis, MA, CSCS (2016-2019)
New Richmond High School | New Richmond, WI | Coach Keith Badger, CSCS (2017-2020)
North Valley High School | Grants Pass, OR | Coach Travis Osborne, MAT, NSCA-CPT (2016-2019)
Orange Lutheran High School | Orange, CA | Coach Carl Galloway, CSCS (2015-2018)
Perry High School | Perry, OH | Coach Mike Crissinger, MS, CSCS, RSCC*D (2017-2020)
Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC (2015-2018)
Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC (2016-2019)
Saint Francis High School | Mountain View, CA | Coach Andrew Wun, CSCS, NSCA-CPT (2017-2020)
Skutt Catholic High School | Omaha, NE | Coach Jeremy Moore, CSCS (2015-2018)
Spartanburg High School | Spartanburg, SC | Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS (2016-2019)
Strong Rock Christian School | Locust Grove, GA | Coach Tobias Jacobi, CSCS, RSCC*D (2017-2020)
The Peddie School | Hightstown, NJ | Coach Mike Volkmar, CSCS (2016-2019)
Waukee High School | Waukee, IA | Coach Jay Dahl, CSCS (2017-2020)
Wayzata High School | Plymouth, MN | Coach Ryan Johnson, Med, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D (2016-2019)

2016 Recognized School

ANU Sport and Recreation Association - The Australian National University | Canberra, Australia | Coach Glenn Corcoran, CSCS, RSCC
AC Flora High School | Columbia, SC | Coach Micah Kurtz MS, CSCS, RSCC*D, NBCT, USAW, FMS, NASE
Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
Avon High School | Avon, IN | Coach David Ballou, CSCS, RSCC
Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, TN | Coach Fred Eaves, CSCS, RSCC
Cardinal Gibbons High School | Raleigh, NC | Coach Steven Wright, CSCS, RSCC*D and Coach Chris Morland, MS, CSCS
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO |Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Cate School | Carpinteria, CA | Coach Erik Hansen, CSCS, RSCC
C.E. Ellison High School | Killeen, TX | Coach Bruce Cox, CSCS
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, MPE, CSCS, RSCC*D
Davenport West High School | Davenport, IA | Coach Dave Jenkins, CSCS
Discovery Canyon High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Sam Melendrez, CSCS
East Ascension High School | Gonzales, LA | Coach Daniel McCready, CSCS
Emporia High School | Emporia, KS | Coach Charles Randy Wells, MS, CSCS,*D
Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS,*D
Harker Heights High School | Harker Heights, TX | Coach Garson Skelton, M.Ed, CSCS*D, USAW, CISSN
Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D
Ironwood High School | Glendale, AZ | Coach Eric Reed, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC
Laguna Blanca School | Santa Barbara, CA | Coach Shane Lopes, CSCS
Lincoln High School | Lincoln, NE | Coach Stewart Venable, CSCS
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
Midway High School | Kingston, TN | Coach K. Ryen Minton, CSCS
Muhlenberg High School | Laureldale, PA | Coach Todd Eisenhofer, CSCS
New Mexico Military Institute | Roswell, NM | Coach Tyrell Curtis, MA, CSCS
New Richmond High School | New Richmond, WI | Coach Keith Badger
North Valley High School | Grants Pass, OR | Coach Travis Osborne, MAT, NSCA-CPT
Orange Lutheran High School | Orange, CA | Coach Carl Galloway, CSCS
Prairie School | Racine, WI | Coach H. Keith Owsley, MS, LAT, CSCS
Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC
Spartanburg High School | Spartanburg, SC | Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS
School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
Skutt Catholic High School | Omaha, NE | Coach Jeremy Moore, CSCS
The Peddie School | Highstown, NJ | Coach Mike Volkmar, CSCS
Wayzata High School | Plymouth, MN | Coach Ryan Johnson, Med, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D
Wesleyan High School | Peachtree Corners, GA | Coach Dustin Wolf, CSCS, RSCC*D

2015 Recognized School

ANU Sport and Recreation Association - The Australian National University | Canberra, Australia | Coach Glenn Corcoran, CSCS, RSCC
Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
Avon High School | Avon, IN | Coach David Ballou, CSCS, RSCC
Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, TN | Coach Fred Eaves, CSCS, RSCC
Castle High School | Newburgh, IN | Coach Joshua Wildeman, CSCS, RSCC
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO |Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, MPE, CSCS, RSCC*D
Davenport West High School | Davenport, IA | Coach Dave Jenkins, CSCS
East Ascension High School | Gonzales, LA | Coach Daniel McCready, CSCS
Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS,*D
Harker Heights High School | Harker Heights, TX | Coach Garson Skelton, M.Ed, CSCS*D, USAW, CISSN
Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D
Ironwood High School | Glendale, AZ | Coach Eric Reed, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC
Laguna Blanca School | Santa Barbara, CA | Coach Shane Lopes
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
Midway High School | Kingston, TN | Coach K. Ryen Minton, CSCS
Muhlenberg High School | Laureldale, PA | Coach Todd Eisenhofer, CSCS
Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E, FNSCA
Orange Lutheran High School | Orange, CA | Coach Carl Galloway, CSCS
Prairie School | Racine, WI | Coach H. Keith Owsley, MS, LAT, CSCS
Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC
School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
Skutt Catholic High School | Omaha, NE | Coach Jeremy Moore, CSCS
Wesleyan School | Suwanee, GA | Coach Dustin Wolf, CSCS, RSCC*D

2014 Recognized Schools

Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
Battle Ground Academy | Franklin, TN | Coach Fred Eaves, CSCS, RSCC
Castle High School | Newburgh, IN | Coach Joshua Wildeman, CSCS, RSCC
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO |Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS
Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS,*D
Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D
Ironwood High School | Glendale, AZ | Coach Eric Reed, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC
Laguna Blanca School | Santa Barbara, CA | Coach Shane Lopes
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
Muhlenberg High School | Laureldale, PA | Coach Todd Eisenhofer, CSCS
Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E, FNSCA
Niles North High School | Skokie, IL | Coach Mark Feldner, CSCS
Prairie School | Racine, WI | Coach H. Keith Owsley, MS, LAT, CSCS
Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC
School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
Woodruff High School | Woodruff, SC | Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS

2013 Recognized Schools

Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
Castle High School | Newburgh, IN | Coach Joshua Wildeman, CSCS, RSCC
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO |Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS
Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS, *D
Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC*D
Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas | Dallas, TX | Coach Jeremy Weeks, CSCS, RSCC
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI |Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO |Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
Muhlenberg High School | Laureldale, PA | Coach Todd Eisenhofer, CSCS
Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E, FNSCA
Niles North High School | Skokie, IL | Coach Mark Feldner, CSCS
Niles High School | Niles, MI | Coach Mike Michelakis, CSCS, RSCC*D
Prairie School | Racine, WI | Coach H. Keith Owsley, MS, LAT, CSCS
Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
Robert E. Lee High School | Springfield, VA | Coach John Girton, MS, ATC, CSCS, RSCC
School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
Woodruff High School | Woodruff, SC | Coach Andrew Caldwell, CSCS

2012 Recognized Schools

Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO | Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS
Fellowship Christian School | Roswell, GA | Coach Hunter Chadwick
Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, ATC/L, CSCS,*D
Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS, RSCC,*D
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
Mesa Ridge High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Rob Braaten, CSCS
Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS, RSCC,*E, FNSCA
Niles North High School | Skokie, IL | Coach Mark Feldner, CSCS
Niles High School | Niles, MI | Coach Mike Michelakis, CSCS, RSCC,*D
Providence Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Tom Caruso, CSCS, RSCC
School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, PhD, CSCS
Widefield High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Bob Tim, MS, ATC, CSCS

2011 Recognized Schools

Athens Academy | Athens, GA | Coach Bryan Pulliam, CSCS, RSCC
Castle View High School | Castle Rock, CO | Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D
Greater Atlanta Christian School | Norcross, GA | Coach Gary Schofield, CSCS
Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS
Marquette University High School | Milwaukee, WI | Coach Mike Duehring, CSCS,*D
Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, RSCC, FNSCA
School of Human Movement Studies – Western Region Academy of Sport | Bathurst, Australia | Coach Stephen Bird, CSCS
Widefield High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Bob Tim, MA, ATC, CSCS
Charlotte Country Day School | Charlotte, NC | Coach Darnell Clark, CSCS

2010 Recognized Schools

Castle View High School | Castle View, CO | Coach Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D
Homewood-Flossmoor High School | Flossmoor, IL | Coach Steve Szymkowiak, MA, ATC, CSCS
Muskego High School | Muskego, WI | Coach Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS,*D, FNSCA
Widefield High School | Colorado Springs, CO | Coach Bob Tim, MA, ATC, CSCS

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