Cole Named CSCCa Master Strength and Conditioning Coach

May 8, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. -- University of Michigan assistant strength and conditioning coach Jason Cole will be named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) at the 2012 National Conference, held at the Marriott World Center on Thursday (May 10).

"Jason Cole personifies all that the Master Strength & Conditioning Coach honor represents," said Mike Favre, the Michigan director of strength and conditioning. "His relentless pursuit of continued education and professional development has made him integral to the Olympic Sports S&C Department's goal of sustained competitive excellence for all our varsity teams. Jason has loyally served the University Michigan coaches and student-athletes for over 16 years, first as a graduate assistant and then as a full-time coach. Jason has been, and continues to be, a great asset to the Olympic Sports S&C Department and the University of Michigan."

"This is an incredible honor for Jason," added CSCCa executive director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. "Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student-athlete, the University of Michigan Athletic Program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Cole 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."

The title of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC) is the highest honor in the field and is given to those who represent professionalism, knowledge, experience, and expertise, as well as longevity in the field. To be eligible for this award, an individual must have been a full-time strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate and/or professional level for at least 12 years, an active CSCCa member and must be a certified strength and conditioning coach by the CSCCa.

Cole is in his 13th season on the Michigan strength and conditioning staff, and currently oversees baseball, men's and women's tennis, and men's soccer. During his tenure, Cole has also worked with volleyball, softball, field hockey, women's soccer, men's swimming and diving, baseball, ice hockey, men's basketball, wrestling, and men's and women's track and field. He was the strength and conditioning coach for the only two women's teams to win national championships in school history (field hockey in 2001 and softball in 2005), and has been a part of 17 Big Ten championship teams since 1999.

Contact: David Ablauf (734) 763-4423