RMU Strength & Speed Seminar

  • Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
  • Cost: $70, $40 student rate
  • Location: Robert Morris University Jefferson Center
  • Time: 8:45am- 5:00pm
  • For registration: Contact Charles Jasper at Cej1003@yahoo.com or 724-462-9173
  • .7 CEUs available
  • Sponsored by elitefts, teambuildr & Union Fitness Pittsburgh


Dr. Bryan Mann

Dr. Mann will be speaking on Noncontact ACL tears- the epidemic that never needed to happen. Dr. Mann has been competing in the sport of powerlifting since 1996. He is the assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Missouri where he has worked since 2004. He has many powerlifting accolades to his name in raw, single-ply, and multi-ply lifting. He is a researcher and author, having written several research publications dealing with training in Division 1 athletics, specifically football. He has written three books, most notably the Complete Guide to Powerlifting for Human Kinetics with co-author Dan Austin.

Bob Lemieux

Bob Lemieux will be speaking on Coaching and Career Adaptations. Bob Lemieux was promoted to be the assistant athletic director for sports performance, overseeing the comprehensive program that supports the competitive needs of Kent State University student-athletes. Since 2010, Lemieux had served as director of strength and conditioning, overseeing the year-round strength and conditioning of all 18 varsity sports. He directly works with the men’s golf, volleyball and wrestling programs. In his tenure, he has served as an assistant strength coach, working with every Golden Flashes athletic program and as head strength coach in which he served as interim coach for football twice while overseeing all Olympic sport programs. He has played a role in winning 42 MAC Championships over the past 15 years. In 2014, Lemieux was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), the highest honor given in the profession. The title must meet a number of requirements including CSCCa certification and a minimum of 12 years of experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.

Nate Harvey

Nate will be presenting on coaching the Box Squat. Nate Harvey, M.S., CSCS, has joined the elitefts team as the Executive Equipment Specialist and brings years of experience and knowledge of athletic disciplines to our customers. Nate developed his vast athletic history as the former Head Strength Coach of Olympic sports at The State University of New York at Buffalo. During his ten years at UB, he coached their first-ever national champion (shot put), four-team conference champions (one back to back), eight of the schools twelve total All-Americans, 18 Olympic Trial qualifiers, over 50 individual conference champions, 16 individual national qualifiers, and over 75 individual regional qualifiers using the Conjugate Method. He is also a Strength and Conditioning Consultant for the New York Jets. He was certified in Reflexive Performance Reset in February of 2017. His best total is 2450 in the 308 weight class multi-ply division. In the 275-pound class, his best total is 2250 sans supraspinatus. His best lifts are a 1000-pound squat, 750-pound bench, and 750-pound deadlift.

Gary Boros

Coach Boros will be presenting on Blood Flow Restriction and how it can be applied to training. Gary Boros was named the Assistant Sport Performance Coach at the University of Denver in July of 2016. At Denver, he will be constructing performance programs for men’s basketball and women’s basketball, women’s soccer, and women’s lacrosse. Prior to coming to the University Denver, Boros served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Bemidji State University for the past three years. While at Bemidji State University Boros oversaw the strength and conditioning programming for men’s and women’s hockey, football, men’s and women’s basketball, and women’s soccer, among other teams. Boros has obtained a Master’s degree in Sports Studies from St. Cloud State University during May of 2013

Craig Buckley

Coach Buckley will be presenting training the Head and Neck and benefits in terms of concussions. Craig Buckley enters his fifth full year with the Bulldogs in 2015-16. He started at Bryant in January 2013 after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Pittsburgh for a year. At Pitt, Buckley worked specifically with the football team, helping the athletes significantly improve their overall strength, speed, and conditioning. He also assisted with testing, program writing, data entry and provided nutritional advice. Prior to arriving at Pitt, Buckley spent five years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at N.C. State. While with the Wolfpack, he worked mainly with the football team.

Rick Canter

Coach Canter will be presenting Leading with Lenses: Widening your view of leadership. Rick Canter joined the Longwood University athletics department in August 2011 and oversees all aspects of Longwood sports performance and student-athlete leadership development. He was promoted to director of sports performance in July 2015, and elevated to assistant athletics director for sports performance & leadership in August 2016. At Longwood, Canter has oversight of Longwood's entire sports performance operation with direct sport supervision for men's and women's basketball, field hockey and men's and women's tennis. He also serves as the lead coordinator for the Lancer Leadership Program, which aims to develop leadership traits for Longwood student-athletes through monthly meetings and exposure to specialized programs and speakers.

Mary Beth George

Coach George will be speaking on the Challenges of the Strength and Conditioning Coach. Coach George joined the Strength and Conditioning staff at the University of Pittsburgh in July of 2013. Mary Beth primarily works with the Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving, and Tennis teams. Mary Beth has trained NCAA and ACC champion divers, Dominic Giordano and Meme Sharp. She was also a part of Volleyball’s 2016 NCAA post-season appearance and Women’s Soccer 2015 campaign that boasted the team’s first ACC wins. Previously, Coach George spent the spring of 2013 as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Villanova University, working with both Football and the Olympic Sports.

Todd Hamer

Todd Hamer is the head strength and conditioning coach at Robert Morris University. He received his bachelor’s of science degree in exercise science from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999 and his master’s of science degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, in August 2002.

Charles Jasper

Coach Jasper is in his first year as RMU head football strength Coach, assisting with all other sports. Previously Charles was with the YSU Penguins as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Jasper comes to RMU after spending time as a graduate assistant at Morehead State. He designed and coordinated the strength and conditioning programs for the baseball, softball and track and field programs. He also assisted with football, women's basketball soccer and volleyball during his time with the Eagles. In 2015 he also spent time as a strength and conditioning coach in the New York Mets Minor League system. He created and managed daily workout schedules throughout the season.

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