SOURCE: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
Colorado Springs, CO – The National Strength and Conditioning Association announces that Eric McMahon, MEd, CSCS, RSCC*D, has been named the organization’s new Coaching Program Manager. In this role, McMahon will represent professional, collegiate, high school, and private sector coaches who are part of the NSCA’s community. In addition, McMahon will work with leaders in the field to advance the coaching profession, evaluate existing NSCA resources and programs, and provide new resources to better serve coaches and their needs.
McMahon joins the NSCA Staff with over 14 years of coaching experience, including roles with the Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, and the MLB Europe programs. Most recently, he was the Major League Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Texas Rangers in 2018-19. Eric has spoken both in the U.S. and internationally on strength and conditioning topics, including on the use of velocity-based training and technology to guide and monitor the training process. He recently completed a certificate course in data analytics through Cornell University. Eric holds a Master’s in Exercise Science from Springfield College, where he served as an Anatomy and Physiology Instructor, and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach with baseball, football, golf, men's lacrosse, men's soccer, and women's volleyball from 2005-07. Prior to Springfield, in 2004-05, Eric was an Assistant Football / Strength and Conditioning Coach at Middlebury College in his home state of Vermont. As an undergraduate at St. Lawrence University, he majored in biology while playing center for the football team.
“As someone who’s coached at the professional and collegiate settings, as well as in private facilities, I have experienced firsthand the joys and challenges of being a strength coach,” said McMahon. “This is an exciting time for the profession in terms of integrating sport science and taking athletic performance and athlete safety to new levels. I am both humbled and energized to support strength coaches around the world in this role.”
Michael Massik, NSCA’s Executive Director, stated that “since 1978, the NSCA has been dedicated to supporting strength coaches throughout their careers. I am pleased to have Eric join the NSCA team in Colorado Springs to serve as a visible and vocal advocate for coaches around the world at the professional, collegiate, high school, and youth levels.”
About the National Strength & Conditioning Association
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is an international nonprofit professional association founded in 1978 and is dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.
The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. The organization disseminates research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.
Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the NSCA serves as a valuable resource for its members, the fitness industry, general public, and the media. The association provides a wide variety of resources and opportunities designed to strengthen, build, advance, and unify.