The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards, presented by ProGrass, are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches and staff members in college football. Finalists were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors and other athletic department personnel. The winner will be chosen by the previous winners of this award and will be announced in January.
The 2013 FootballScoop Coaches of the Year will be recognized and will receive their awards at an event held in their honor at the American Football Coaches Association’s annual convention in January.
Previous winners of the Strentgh & Conditioning Coach of the Year award are Don Sommer (TCU, 2008), Joey Batson (Clemson, 2009), Kevin Yoxall (Auburn, 2010), Shannon Turley (Stanford, 2011) and Kaz Kazadi (Baylor, 2012).
|Rob Glass||Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year||Finalist|
College football is a Saturday business and no one understands that better than Rob Glass. Glass frames his entire strength program around his players peaking on those dozen Saturdays every fall.
He tracks every rep his players receive on the weight room and on the practice field, and there is no greater advocate for training through a nutritional approach. Glass lives to make sure his players are doing the right things in the weight room, putting the right things in their bodies and getting the right amount of sleep so that they can perform their best on those 12 Saturdays a year.
An Oklahoma State graduate, Glass just completed his ninth year as the Cowboys’ assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning.
|Pat Ivey||Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year||Finalist|
It should say something about Pat Ivey’s work that the last two FootballScoop Strength & Conditioning Coaches of the Year, Baylor’s Kaz Kazadi and Stanford’s Shannon Turley, are Ivey proteges. Ivey is always on the cutting edge of the profession, constantly studying ways to improve his players, staff and ways to improve himself. As evidence of that, note that Ivey recently earned his Ph.D.
Away from the technical side of the job, those in the Missouri program say Ivey also excels because he works to build an emotional bond with each and every Tiger, so much so that he becomes a brother figure to the players.
A former Mizzou defensive end, Ivey graduated from Missouri in 1996 and has served as the Tigers’ assistant athletic director for athletic performance since 2007.
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