UM Strength and Conditioning Coach Nominated for Award

Submitted by polometer on October 18th, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Jason Cole of the U of M has been nominated for a national award for strength and conditioning coaches.


Before people flip out about Michigan's offensive line, note, he doesn't work with football:


In his 15th season as a member of the strength and conditioning team, Cole coordinates the strength and conditioning effort for the men's soccer, baseball, and men's and women's tennis programs at Michigan. In addition to his currently assigned sports, Cole also has worked with volleyball, softball, field hockey, women's soccer, men's swimming and diving, ice hockey, men's basketball, wrestling, and men's and women's track and field. In May 2012, Cole was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa).



October 18th, 2013 at 3:48 PM ^

Before people flip out about Michigan's offensive line, note, he doesn't work with football

Even if he did work with football, it would hardly mean that he had anything to do with the OL's performance.. I'm sure if you look at the bench/squat/power lift numbers for our O-linemen, they're normal.  There's a lot more to the position group than just pumping a lot of iron.


October 19th, 2013 at 8:44 AM ^

A buddy of mine I went to grad school with worked with him and always said he's a good coach.  He is also the keynote speaker at the annual coaches convention in January.


October 19th, 2013 at 10:30 AM ^

He must be a great coach if he's been effective meeting the needs of male and female athletes across so many different sports with such varied strength and conditioning needs. Glad he's nominated, hope he wins!

Go Blue!