Strength and Conditioning Coach

The Lynchburg College athletic department announced this summer that Ed Smith has been named the school’s head strength and conditioning coach.

Smith served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Webber International University (FL) for the last year. He designed, implemented and coordinated the year-round strength and conditioning programs for baseball and women’s soccer, and assisted with men’s basketball and football. Smith implemented programs for the golf, softball, tennis and cheerleading teams.

A former graduate assistant at Salisbury University, Smith designed, implemented and coordinated a year-round strength and conditioning program for football, women’s soccer, swimming and volleyball. He also assisted student-athletes in progression of quality nutritional, psychological and leadership information.

Smith earned his Master of Science degree in applied health physiology with a concentration in strength and conditioning at SU. He was a two-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) linebacker at Emory & Henry College, and graduated from the institution with an athletic training degree.

"We are excited to add Ed Smith as our full time head strength and conditioning coach,” said Lynchburg College director of athletics Jon Waters. “Ed comes to us with extensive knowledge of the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as an all-conference football player at Emory and Henry. Ed’s energy and commitment to student-athletes was obvious through his work both at Salisbury University as well as at Webber. We look forward to the immediate impact that he can have on all of our teams as they seek to accomplish their goals in preparation for competition."

During the summer of 2013, Smith had the unique opportunity to work with Olympic, professional and youth athletes while interning at EXOS (Athletes’ Performance) in Frisco, TX.

“I would like thank the Lynchburg College administration, Athletic Director Jon Waters, and all members of the interview process, for the opportunity to become the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at LC,” said Smith. “The opportunity to be a part of such a dynamic athletics department is second to none. I look forward to helping mold Hornet student-athletes into leaders of Lynchburg College, Old Dominion Athletic Conference, and NCAA-Division III.”

Dr. Steve Smith stepped down this spring as the Hornets’ strength coach and still serves as an Associate Professor, Health and Physical Education and Exercise Physiology at LC.