NSCA announces 2017 Coach of the Year awards
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) today announced the recipients of its 2017 Coach of the Year awards.
Accepting the Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is the Miami Heat’s Bill Foran, MS, CSCS, RSCC*E. Foran becomes the fourth recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 2014.
A Strength and Conditioning Coach since 1978, Foran began his career with three years at the high school level, and then spent nine years at the college level before joining the professional ranks with the Miami Heat where he has been for the last 28 years.
Foran was named as the 2009 Co-NBA Strength Coach of the Year, sharing the title with Dwight Daub of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The award, in its inaugural year, was voted on by the fellow NBA Strength and Conditioning Coaches. In 2014, Bill was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame.
Accepting the College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is Jeff Connors, CSCS, RSCC*E. Coach Connors becomes the 36th recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 1980. Connors is in his sixth year of his second tour of duty as assistant athletics director for strength and conditioning at East Carolina University after rejoining the Pirates’ staff in 2011.
Accepting the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year is Domenic Reno, CSCS. Coach Reno becomes the sixth recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 2012. Reno is in his third year with the Western Kentucky University strength and conditioning staff, serving as assistant director for the Hilltopper football program and Director for the men’s and women’s track and field programs.
“Congratulations to all the award winners for these well-deserved awards,” said Scott Caulfield, the NSCA’s head strength and conditioning coach. “Each of these coaches have changed many lives and exemplify what it is to be an NSCA professional. We are proud to have them as members.”
All three coaches will receive their awards at the NSCA’s Coaches Conference, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from Jan. 4-6, 2017.
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