NSCA has a network of volunteer leaders who direct NSCA’s efforts at the state level. NSCA’s Southwest Regional Coordinator provides oversight and training to local state directors. Members in the Southwest Region can connect at local and regional events as well as on Facebook to others in this area.
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The Southwest Region has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.Follow the Facebook Page
Regional Coordinator: Matthew Hank, MS, CSCS, RSCC
Matt Hank received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology from San Diego State University and California State University – Northridge, respectively. Currently, he works as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Kinesiology Instructor at Santa Monica College. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) and has a passion for sports performance.
State Director: Victor Brankovich, CSCS, RSCC*D
Victor Brankovich received his Bachelor’s degree from Menlo College in Sports Management. Currently, he works as the Director of Sports Performance at Menlo College. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®), Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach® (RSCC).Brankovich’s passions are helping younger strength and conditioning coaches through a mentorship program, and also sports performance recovery and monitoring techniques.
State Director: Whitney Leyva, MS, CSCS,*D
Whitney Leyva earned her Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning at California State University, Fullerton. Leyva currently works as part-time faculty at CSUF teaching strength and conditioning and practice of personal training.
State Director: Hank McDonald, CSCS, RSCC
Hank McDonald received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Currently, he works at the University of Hawaii at Manoa as the Assistant Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning and has coached at the Division I level with various programs since 2010. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®), and Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC).
State Director: Doug Sheppard, NSCA-CPT,*D
Doug Sheppard is currently a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Council of Exercise (ACE), and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also certified as a Russian Kettlebell Certification (RKC) instructor. Sheppard owns and operates J & D Fitness Personal Training Studio in Las Vegas, NV.