Approved mentors

To qualify as a CSCCa approved mentor, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold current SCCC Certification
  • Minimum of three years full-time experience as a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate and/or professional level
  • Currently a head strength and conditioning coach and/or an MSCC (Click Here for Clarification)
  • Currently coaching at a college/university or professional athletic program (NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, etc.)

Mentor Application (PDF)

Note: The CSCCa does its best to keep the list of CSCCa-approved mentors (see below) up to date, but due to coaching changes, it is the responsibility of the SCCC candidate to confirm with the CSCCa National Office that the individual supervising the practicum/internship is currently CSCCa-approved.

Use the following directory of approved mentors when selecting a practicum/internship.

name institution title
Abernethy, David Furman University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Abney, Sandy University of Texas at Austin Asst Head Strength & Conditioning of Olympic Sport
Allen, Riley Saint Louis University
Anderson, Christopher Oregon State University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Football
Austin, Brian Scott Jacksonville State University Head S&C Coach
Austin, Daniel University of South Carolina Assistant Head Strength Coach
Balis, Matthew Notre Dame University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Banks, Vernon Texas A&M University Assistant
Barbarino, Russell University of Michigan Head S&C Coach for Olympic Sports
Barr, Evan Western Carolina University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Basgier, Michael James Madison University Head Basketball Strength Coach
Basile, Robert St. John's University Head
Bass, David Wake Forest University Assistant Coordinator of S&C
Bates, Andrew Jacksonville University Head of Strength and Conditioning
Batson, Joey Clemson University Head
Baukol, Nathan University of North Dakota Director of Strength and Conditioning
Beach, Brandon Bridgewater College Director of Strength & Conditioning
Beltz, Timothy University of Pittsburgh Head S&C Coach: Basketball, Baseball, and Softball
Bennett, Scott Radford University Head Strength Coach
Berner, Todd Concordia University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Bert, Brian University of North Florida Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Biehl, Adam University of Texas of the Permian Basin Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Bingaman, Brian Saint Joseph's University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Bird, Scott University of Missouri Asst
Blume, Michael IUPUI --Indiana University Purdue University India Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Boos, Brian Northern Kentucky University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Boucher, Donnell The Citadel Director of S&C
Boyd, Joseph University of West Alabama Director of Strength & Conditioning Coach
Braithwaite, Raimond University of Iowa Asisstant Strength Coach
Brambley-Moyer, Angeline Princeton University Assistant Director
Brennan, Mark Miami Marlins Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
Bridgman, Reese Belhaven University Head Strength Coach
Brincks, Scott University of Richmond Director of Athletic Performance
Brindle, Stephen University of Pennsylvania Associate Strength Coach University of Pennsylvani
Brookreson, Nate North Carolina State University Director of Athletic Performance for Olympic Sport
Burkart, Aaron Texas State University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Burnett, Richard Greater Atlanta Christian School
Burney, Rusty University of Missouri Director of Olympic Sports S&C
Butler, Jeff University of Northern Colorado Director of Sports Performance
Calcagno, Gary Oklahoma State University Assistant Director
Campbell, Mark University of Florida Assistant
Carlisle, Duane Purdue University Director of Sports Performance
Carr, Ryan Seton Hall University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Carroll, Trumain Southern Methodist University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Caton Jr., Ronald Indiana University Asst. Director
Chapman, Paul University of New Hampshire Director
Ciolek, Brian Avila University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Cole, Jason University of Michigan Assistant
Cole, Rod Tarleton State University Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performan
Connolly, Joe University of Massachusetts Director of Sports Performance
Connors, Jeff (William) East Carolina University Head
Cotterman, Mike University of Wyoming Associate Head
Court, Rick University of Maryland
Cox, Jacob Baylor University Head Football S&C Coach
Curtis, Monte University of West Georgia Associate Head
Darcy, Jr, Daniel Lamar University Assistant
Davis, Ryan Colorado State University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Davis, Adam University of Tulsa Director of Athletic Performance
Davis, Jon Michael Eastern Kentucky University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Decker, Don New Mexico State Head
Deets, David University of Tulsa
Desrosiers, Christopher Hamilton Tiger Cats
Dettmann, John University of Wisconsin Head
Dierking, Jason University of Louisville Assistant
Dobson, James Vanderbilt University Head Strength Coach
Dorsey, Dr. Tredell N/A Director of Strength and Conditioning
Dorvin, Randall University of Mississippi Assistant
dos Remedios, Robert College of the Canyons Head
Doscher, Michael Valdosta State University Head Speed S&C
Doyle, Chris University of Iowa Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Dudley, Jr., Charles UTSA Director of Strength & Conditioning
Durfey, Noel (Larry) Duke University Assoc. Dir./Head Football S&C Coach
Durning, James University of North Carolina Charlotte Head
Duval, Zach University of Central Florida Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Eason, Daniel Stephen F. Austin State University Head
Eck, Matthew University of Nevada Assistant AD/Director of Strength & Conditioning
Edgington, Darren Vanderbilt University Assistant Strength Coach
Edinger, Sean Syracuse University Assistant Athletic Director of Football Performanc
Eidson, Joshua University of Illinois Associate Head S&C Coach - Football
Ellis, Ed University of Georgia Director of S&C
Ellsworth, Raychelle Texas A&M University Associate Director
Favre, Michael University of Michigan Director of Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning
Fears, Zach Lincoln University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Feeley, Dave Temple University Director of Strength and Conditioning, Football
Fingers (White), Corliss Bethune-Cookman University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Fiske, Darryn St. Bonaventure University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Fitzgerald, Craig Houston Texans Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Fitzpatrick, Bryan US Naval Academy Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach for Foot
Forman, Dave Virginia Military Institute Director of Strength & Conditioning
Foster, Sean American University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Fotioo, Alexander University of Central Arkansas Director of Strength & Conditioning / Head Coach
Franzblau, Richard Clemson University Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Frazier, James Harvard University Director of S&C
Galitski, Hayes Winthrop University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Galt III, Dwight Penn State Universtiy Ass't AD for Performance Enhancement
Gentry, Mike NA Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performan
Gibson, Montgomery Texas A&M University Sports Performance Coach
Gillespie, Bill Liberty University Head
Girardi, Joseph University of Miami Director of Strength and Conditioning
Glass, Lee The Ohio State University Head
Glass, Rob Oklahoma State University Director of Speed & Strength
Golden, Mike Arkansas Tech University Director of Player Development
Goodrich, Kenneth Bowling Green State University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Gortmaker, Steven University of Oregon Assciate Director of Football Performance
Gray, Keith Philadelphia Eagles Associate Head
Greenlee, Larry Clemson University Assistant Director
Hall, Adam San Diego State University
Hannant, Joseph University of North Carolina at Pembroke Assistant Athletic Director/Athletic Performance
Harker, Paul Miami University of Ohio Director of S&C
Harrington, Damon Grambling State University Head Strength Coach
Harris, Glenn Boston University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Hartman, Steven Bellarmine University Head Sports Performance Coach
Hayes, Sean Michael University of Georgia Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning
Heffernan, Thomas University of Hawaii Director of Strength and Conditioning
Helms, David White Knoll High Director
Helsel III, Paul Colgate University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Herbert, Benjamin University of Arkansas Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Hernandez, Lou University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Herring, Matthew University of Missouri Director of Performance
Hess, Brian ARMY Head S&C Coach
Hilgart, Ben Virginia Tech Associate Athletics Director of S&C
Hill, Michael Georgetown University Director of Sports Performance
Hillmann, Aaron Iowa State University Director, Player Development
Hoke, Tommy Michigan State University Assistant
Honeychuck, Gregory Davidson College
Honzik, Nick Austin Peay University
Hooten, Jeremy Jay Northwestern University Director of Football Sports Performance
Horn, Ryan Wake Forest University Head Basketball S&C Coach
Horton, Ryan Temple University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Houser, David University of Hartford Director of S&C
Ishmael, Victor University of Miami Assistant Strength Coach
Ivey, Patrick University of Missouri Director for Athletic Performance
Jackson, Je'Ney University of Kansas Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Jackson, Jr., Larry Texas A&M University Head
Jennings, Matthew Xavier University Head
Johnson, Allan East Tennessee State University Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach
Johnson, Michael Oregon State University Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Johnson, Ryan Southeast Missouri State University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jones, Terry University of Alabama Asst. Head S&C Coach
Jones, Jennifer Purdue University Director of Player Development
Jones II, Robert Dale Notre Dame University Assistant S & C Coach
Jorgensen, Troy Missouri Southern State University Head
Joseph, Michael West Virginia University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Jurek, Chris University of Maryland Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Karkoska, Bryan Auburn University Head S&C Coach, Olympic Sports
Kazadi, Muadiamvita Kaz Baylor University Asst Athletic Director
Kent, Michael University of Florida Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Kinley, Allen Texas A&M University Director of S&C for Olmpic and Team Sports
Kiritsy, James Kennesaw State University Director of Football S&C
Klobucar, Bryan The University of Arizona Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Kolb, Nicholas Fairfield University Coordinator
Kontos, Tim Virginia Commonwealth University Head
Kramer, Drew Western Illinois University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Kramer, Jim North Dakota State University Head
Krumpos, James University of Arizona Assistant Athletic Director for Performance Enhanc
Lang, David Washington State University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Lathrop, James Illinois State University Director of S&C
Lawson, David Virginia Military Institute Director of Sports Performance- Olympic Sports
Lemieux, Robert Kent State University Director of Strength & Conditioniing
Lokey, Bradley None Seeking Employment
Longo, Paul University of Notre Dame Head Football Strength Coach
Loscalzo, Jason Washington State University Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football
Lovat, Darin University of the Incarnate Word Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Love, Dennis Purdue University Associate Director of Football Strength and Condit
Maib, Donald University of Texas at Austin Head Coach for Olympics Sports
Mannie, Ken Michigan State University Head S&C Coach
Margolis, Zach California State University - Stanislaus
Marotti, Mickey Ohio State University Assistant AD for Football Sports Performance
Maxwell, William (Bill) University of Iowa Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
McKeefery, Ron PLAE Director of Strength and Conditioning
McKnight, Yancy University of Texas Director of Football S&C
McLaurin, Aaron New York Jets Assistant Coach
McMannus, David Indiana State University Director of Strength & Conditioning
McMillian, Josh University of Missouri-St. Louis Head
McMinn, Kyle Fairleigh Dickinson University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Medina, Bob Santa Clara University Assistant Athletic Director, Sports Performance
Melton, Charlie (Jeremy) Baylor University Director
Mendoza, Ruben Wayne State University Director of S&C
Metzgar, Cori Western Oregon University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Miday, Joseph University of Louisville Head
Miller, Joshua D University of South Alabama Head Strength Coach
Moe, Nathan South Dakota State University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Monroe, Lucas University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Moorer, Pat University of South Florida Director of S&C Football
Morgan, Josh University of South Carolina Director of Aquatic Strength & Conditioning
Morgan, Kent University of West Florida Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Morris, Thomas Indiana University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Murray, Steven University of Toledo Head
Murray, Teena University of Louisville Director of Olympic Sports Performance
Naperalsky, Michael University of Louisville Assistant Director of Sports Performance
Nessland, Jared Sacramento State University Head
O'Dell, Scott East Central Oklahoma University Director of Strength & Conditioning
O'Neall, Brandon Brown University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Ohrt, Bradley Northern Illinois University Director of Sports Performance
Olguin, Johnny Fresno State University Director of Strength & Conditioning
Oliver, Jeffrey College of the Holy Cross Director of Strength & Conditioning
Orris, Steven Nova Southeastern University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Overland, Eric Wayne State University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Overman, Tim University of Oklahoma Assistant Strength Coach
Paja, Matthew Grand View University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Pantall, Bradley The Pennsylvania State University Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Parker, Matthew Texas Christian University Assistant Strength Coach
Perry, Rick Chicago Bears Assistant
Phillips, Robert Northern Christian School Director of S&C for Football
Phillips, Jason Colorado State University Head Strength Coach
Piraino, Frank Boston College Head Football
Plettl, Dave Florida State University Assistant
Pollard, Bentley Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Area Director)
Powers, Kelly University of Cincinnati Associate AD of Olympic Sports Performance
Prendergast, James Hofstra University Associate Head Strength Coach
Pullara, Jason Northwestern University Assistant Athletic Director/ Director of Sports Pe
Quinlin, Joe Northwest Missouri State University Head
Ragan, T.J. Taylor University Head
Ramey, Sarah West Texas A&M University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Rassel, Stephen Webber International University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Reeve, Ethan Wake Forest University Asst Director of Athletics, Sports Performance
Rhoades, Michael Villanova University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Richardson, David Ohio State University Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
Riley, D. Madison (Matt) Middle Tennessee State University Assistant Athletic Director
Ringler, Adam Wichita State University Associate Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Roberts, Cody University of Iowa Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Rodden, Whitney MidAmerica Nazarene University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Rogers, Brent College of Mount St. Joseph Director of Strength and Conditioning
Rohling, Thomas Samford University Head
Rolinski, Anthony University of Notre Dame Director of Strength & Conditioning, Olympic Sport
Roose, Daniel University of Texas Director of Performance, Men's Basketball
Rowland, Lee Belmont University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Ruf, Chris Baylor University Director of Athletic Performance - Football
Russell, Ryan Auburn University Director of S&C Football
Sanderson, Jon University of Michigan
Sano, Shigeru (Sonny) Ohio University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sauer, John College of William & Mary Head S&C Coach
Schaefer II, Daniel University of Wisconsin Director of Strength and Speed - Olympic
Scharnhorst, Jacob University of Idaho Head Strength and Conditioning coach
Schmidt, Jerry University of Oklahoma Director of Sports Performance
Schmitz, Melissa University of Texas Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Schork, Erick BYU Strength and Conditioning Coach (Basketball)
Schwind, James University of South Alabama Director of Football Operations
Scott, Everett Lee Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Seal, Melissa Louisiana State University Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Seitz, Leo Texas State University Head
Sewell, Lance University of Tennessee Strength and Conditioning Coach
Shackleton, John Villanova University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Shadeed, Matt Arkansas State University Director of S&C
Shaughnessy, III, Richard Troy University Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Shaw, Matthew University of Denver Assistant Coach
Shumaker, Michael Mississippi College Assistant AD over Sports Performance
Silbernagel, Michael University of Mary Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Simon, Evan Oregon State University Head Strength Coach
Sinclair, Scott University of Georgia Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sirignano, Mike Appalachian State Assistant Strength Coach University of South Carol
Sisk, John Georgia Tech Director Player Development (Head)
Smith, Todd Marquette University Head
Smith, George Bulldog North Carolina Central University Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs/D
Socha, Tim University of Washington Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Sommer, Don Texas Christian University Head
Spriggs, Kelly na Co-Director of Sports Performance
Spurlock, John University of Kentucky Director of Olympic Sports
Stephanski, John Western Kentucky University Head
Stephens, Tory Texas Tech University Director Strength & Conditioning & Sports Nutritio
Stevens, Shelton Liberty University Director of Strength of Conditioning
Stewart, Christopher University of Deleware Director of Strength & Conditioning
Stiner Jr., Robert University of Cincinnati Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Stoner, Joshua Texas A&M Commerce Director of Speed, Strength, and Conditioning
Storms, Josh University of Memphis Asst Head Coach
Stryffeler, Michael Campbell University Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning
Swanson, Scott Army West Point Asst AD, Director of S&C
Swift, Keith South Carolina State University Director of Strength and Conditioning
Szerszen, Michael University of Tennessee Head
Tamborra, Steven Georgia Tech Assistant
Tedford, Ryan Rice University Head
Teefy, Timothy Temple University Head S&C Coach, Olympic Sports
Teter, Sean University of Central Missouri Head Strength Coach
Thiel, Justin University of Tampa Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Thomas, John University of Miami Sr Associate Strength and Conditioning
Thomson, Ron New Mexico Highlands University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Torman, Stacey University of Alabama-Birmingham Director
Tracey-Simmons, Stephanie University of Kentucky Head of Olympic Sports
Uzzell, Aaron N/A Assistant
VanDyke, David Rutgers University Head
Varga, Joe Wagner College Director of Olympic Sports
Veltkamp, Jason Cleveland Browns Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Vinci, Keith UMass Lowell Assistant AD for Sports Performance
Vorkapich, Mike Michigan State University Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
Wade, Rudy Iowa State University Director of Football Strength & Conditioning
Wade, Catherine University of Portland Sr. Assistant Athletic Performance Coach
Wagner, Kathy University of Texas at Arlington Head S&C Coach
Wakeham, Tim Michigan State University Director of S&C over Olympic Sports
Walthaw, Cedric North Carolina A&T State University Head S&C Coach
Weischedel, Ryder Buena Vista University Assistant Director of Athletic Performance
Wellman, Aaron New York Giants Head Football
Welsh Jr., Joel Delaware State University
Werner, Gregory Virginia Tech Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Werth, Karin University of Florida Assistant
Whitmer, Tyler Oral Roberts University Director of Sports Performance
Williams, David Orville Liberty University Assistant
Williams, John JMU Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Williams, Callye University of South Alabama Director of Strength and Conditioning, General Ath
Wilson, Andrew University of Colorado Director of Strength and Conditioning
Woida, Charlie University of Montana Director of Athletic Performance
Woods, Sonya Coastal Carolina University Assistant
Yoxall, Kevin East Central High School Head
Zerbach, Jason Garden City Community College Director of Sports Performance
Zielinski, Jim University of Illinois Head S&C Coach
Zostautas, Nick University of Illinois Chicago Director of Strength and Conditioning

If you think you should be included on this list but are not currently, please contact the National Office.