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: 

California
Hawaii
Nevada
 

Upcoming Events

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

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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.

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Southwest Regional Leadership

Southwest Region

Regional Coordinator: Victor Brankovich, CSCS, RSCC*D
Contact: vbrankovich@menlo.edu

Victor Brankovich earned his Master of Science degree in Exercise Science at the University of Concordia of Chicago. Brankovich also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Menlo College in Sports Management. Along with his duties as the Southwest Regional Coordinator, Brankovich is also the Director of Sports Performance at Menlo College located in Atherton, CA where he oversees the athletic development for 17 National Association of IntercollegiateAthletics (NAIA) varsity sports, three full-time sport performance coaches, and a thriving internship program. His passion includes professional development and helping the next generation of strength and conditioning professionals through mentorship and guidance.

California (Northern) 

State Director: Matt Haack, MA, CSCS
Contact: mhaack@shschools.org

Coach Matt Haack is honored to serve as the Northern California State/Provincial Director of the NSCA. As the current Director of Athletic Performance at Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton, he oversees the development of a diverse group of students. Although he specializes in enhancing performance for athletes at the high school level, he is passionate about helping people from all walks of life reach their athletic potential and goals.

California (Southern) 

State Director: Whitney Leyva, MS, CSCS,*D
Contact: whitleyva@gmail.com

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.

Hawaii 

State Director: Don Pump, MS, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D
Contact: dpump@hawaiistrength.com 

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 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 at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.

Nevada

State Director: Leo Lozano, MS, CSCS
Contact:  wt.coach.leo@gmail.com 

Leo Lozano received two Bachelor's degrees, one in Exercise Science and one in Sports Psychology, from California State University, Long Beach. He also holds a Master's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a full-time lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences at UNLV, and a sports performance coach working with youth and college athletes in the private sector.

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