Ray Ganong named recipient of NSCA President’s Award

January 9, 2019 / Strength & Conditioning
From the NSCA

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce a special award at the 2019 Coaches Conference being held this week in Indianapolis.

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Ray Ganong | Photo: University of Louisville

The NSCA’s President’s award is given at the discretion of the current President and highlights the exemplary contributions of an individual to the strength and conditioning profession. This prestigious award goes to coach Ray Ganong, who has shown decades of commitment to the NSCA through his many years of service as a member, certified professional, volunteer leader and mentor to others.

Coach Ganong has worked for some of the biggest names in college sports including NCAA National Champion Collegiate Coaches Howard Schnellenberger, Ron Fraser, and Jimmy Johnson at the University of Miami, and University of Louisville Coaches Denny Crum and Rick Pitino. Ganong’s credentials include a College World Series Championship (1979), a College Football Championship (1983), trips to the Final Four, several Conference USA, Big East and American Conference Championships, and an NCAA Basketball Championship (2013).

He has spent 39 years training and educating Collegiate, Olympic, NFL, NBA and MLB athletes. He was named the NSCA 1996 & 1998 Conference USA Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. He has been a National and International Guest Lecturer on Strength and Conditioning and published numerous articles on Strength and Conditioning.

After retiring from the University of Louisville after 33 years with the Cardinals, Ganong is now the director of sport performance at ProFormance Fitness, LLC, in Louisville, Kentucky.

“Congratulations to Coach Ganong on receiving this well-deserved award,” said NSCA Board President Travis Triplett. “He is an example for other coaches to follow through his service to athletes, his countless volunteer hours, and for his commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.”

For more information regarding NSCA and their awards, please visit www.nsca.com.

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