Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Alexander Named Lycoming Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

These guys are always in the weight room
(Photo courtesy of John Green - September 9, 2018)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After spending the past two seasons as a strength and conditioning program assistant at Division I Towson University, Joe Alexander is set to become Lycoming College’s first Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Director of Athletics Mike Clark announced on Wednesday, Aug. 14.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Joe to Lycoming College as our first full-time strength and conditioning coach,” Clark said. “This position is designed to help not only make our athletes stronger and faster with more endurance, it is also designed to help make our athletes more durable and our strength and conditioning coach will also be expected to be a key part of our athletes’ rehabilitation process.

“For his part, Joe delivered a great vision for what he wants to do as our strength and conditioning coach. He has experience working with athletes at all three divisions in the NCAA and he has worked with many of the teams that we currently have at one time or another. We look forward to seeing him get his program underway during the 2019-20 academic year.”

Alexander worked with several programs during his time with the Tigers, serving as the assistant strength coach with the football and men’s basketball teams while also serving as the swimming, tennis and cross country programs.

“I would like to thank President Kent Trachte and Director of Athletics Mike Clark for this opportunity,” Alexander said. “I am extremely excited and blessed to be able to help improve Lycoming’s student-athletes performance and create a positive training experience for every student-athlete on campus.”

He came to Towson after being a graduate assistant at Nova Southeastern, assisting 10 programs from August 2015 to March 2017. While at the Division II school, he worked as a strength intern for the University of South Carolina football team in the summer of 2015 and he was a volunteer assistant strength coach for the University of Miami football team the next year.

As an undergraduate, Alexander worked as a volunteer sports performance coach, working with several teams from 2013-15. He also did an internship at the University of Richmond in the summer of 2014.

He is a member of the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, United States of America Weightlifting, National Strength & Conditioning Association and the American Heart Association.

Alexander graduated from Salisbury in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science, and he earned a Master’s Degree in Health Science from Nova Southeastern in May 2017.