Nominate a peer for an NSCA award. Nominations close December 13th.


Nominate a peer for an NSCA award. Nominations close December 13th.

NSCA’s Southwest Region

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.

States in this Region: 


Upcoming Events

The NSCA hosts state, regional, and provincial events throughout the year

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Join the Conversation

The Southwest Region has its own facebook page where you can join the conversation and learn what is happening in your area.

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Southwest Regional Leadership

Southwest Region

Regional Coordinator: Matthew Hank, MS, CSCS,*D, 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.

California (Northern) 

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.

California (Southern) 

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: Don Pump, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D

Donald Pump received his Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University and his Master's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas. He is holds both the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with Distinction (CSCS,*D) and the NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® with Distinction (NSCA-CPT,*D) certifications. He is the owner of Health Science Solutions and a staff lecturer at Kapiolani Community College of the University of Hawaii. He is also actively pursuing his PhD in Health Sciences with a concentration in Neurological Rehabilitation.


State Director: Leo Lozano, CSCS

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