Zach Duval Named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach

May 6, 2015 Nashville, Tenn. - Zach Duval, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Wyoming, will be named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). This honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession, and the ceremony is undoubtedly the highlight of the association’s National Conference each year. Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Boyd Epley from the University of Nebraska will present Coach Duval with the blue MSCC Jacket on Thursday evening, May 7, 2015, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

“This is an incredible honor for Zach,” says CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the University of Wyoming Athletic Program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Duval as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.”

“It is great recognition for Coach Duval’s outstanding body of work in the strength and conditioning profession,” said University of Wyoming head football coach Craig Bohl. “To be recognized by his peers is the elite of the elite.”

In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must first meet the following criteria:
1) Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
2) Be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level;
3) Hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa);
4) Hold the CSCCa Certification – SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified); and
5) Have a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.

Twenty-one collegiate strength & conditioning coaches will receive the prestigious certification of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach at the 2015 MSCC Ceremony: Zachary Duval (University of Wyoming); Raimond Braithwaite (University of Iowa); Brian Scott Austin (Jacksonville State University); Nathan Baukol (University of North Dakota); Mark Campbell (University of Florida); John Dettmann (University of Wisconsin); Darryn Fiske (St. Bonaventure University); Ben Herbert (University of Arkansas); Robert Dale Jones (Texas A&M University); Bryan Karkoska (Auburn University); Tim Kontos (Virginia Commonwealth University); David Lang (Washington State University); Jim Lathrop (Illinois State University); Cori Metzgar (Western Oregon University); Jason Pullara (Northwestern University); Lance Sewell (University of Texas); Chris Stewart (University of Richmond); Michael Szerszen (University of Tennessee); Ron Thomson (New Mexico Highlands University); Jason Veltkamp (North Carolina State University); and Nick Zostautas (University of Illinois-Chicago). These twenty-one coaches will join the existing 139 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches, bringing the total number of MSCC’s to 160.