Ferguson recognized by Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association will recognize Virginia Tech’s Jarrett Ferguson as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach at the organization’s annual awards event on May 11 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Ferguson will be one of 18 other coaches in the nation to be bestowed this recognition.

A 2002 Virginia Tech graduate, Ferguson currently serves as senior director of strength and conditioning for football and also holds a master’s degree from Tech. A four-year letterwinner as a running back for the Hokies from 1998-2001, he was a member of the squad that advanced to the 2000 national championship game. The Goodview, Virginia native is in his 11th season working in strength and conditioning at Tech.

A seventh-round draft pick of Buffalo in the 2002 NFL Draft, Ferguson interned in strength and conditioning for Tech in 2003-04 before accepting a full-time role at the University of North Carolina. He also previously served at Ohio University.

“This is an incredible honor for Jarrett,” CSCCa executive eirector Dr. Chuck Stiggins said. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student-athlete, Virginia Tech Athletics, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Ferguson as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.”

Ferguson joins Ben Hilgart, associate AD for strength and conditioning, on the Virginia Tech staff as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach.

To receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must first meet the following criteria:

• Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree

• Be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level

• Hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa)

• Hold the CSCCa’s Certification – SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified)

• Have a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.

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