2011 Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year The FootballScoop Coaches of the Year awards presented by SpeedTracs are the only set of awards that recognize the most outstanding position coaches in college football. Finalists were selected based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directors, and athletic department personnel. A panel of coaches, including previous recipients, will determine the the 2011 winner. Votes tallied on this page are considered; however our panel will make the final decision. Voting for this award ends on Tuesday December 13th. Previous winners of the Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year award are Don Sommer (TCU, 2008), Joey Batson (Clemson, 2009) and Kevin Yoxall (Auburn, 2010).
Kaz Kazadi - Baylor University
Kaz Kazadi has the Baylor Bears in better football condition than they have ever been before and you are seeing the results on the field. Often throughout this season we have heard or read where head coach Art Briles has heaped credit on Coach Kazadi and his staff. In nominating Kaz, a coach who previously worked with him told us, "If you want your kids to buy into a program, Kaz is your guy."
Dave Lawson - Cincinnati
Dave Lawson is Butch Jones' guy. Jones said of Lawson, "There is no one other than Dave that I trust with the physical and mental development of our football team." Several coaches that have worked with Lawson during his career emailed us to nominate him. "He's a true professional", "Dave is what every head football coach wants in a head strength coach" and "He's simply the best coach I've ever been around" were just a few of the quotes we received.
Shannon Turley - Stanford
Speak with any coach or player that has ever been around Shannon Turley and they all rave about him as a person and a coach. As we learned recently, if you're in a hurry, don't call a Stanford football coach and ask him...it's like they are all trained in how to speak for five minutes straight without taking a breath. In all sincerity, Coach Turley was nominated by a number of fellow strength coaches. His professional reputation is about as good as it gets and those that work with him could not speak more highly of Coach Turley.
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