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Rick Franzblau

Position: Strength & Conditioning Coach

Rick Franzblau is in his ninth year as director of Olympic sports performance and 10th with baseball. The previous five years, he was an assistant director of Olympic sports strength & conditioning.

He is responsible for the supervision of other full-time strength & conditioning coaches, graduate assistants and volunteer interns. As an assistant, he was directly responsible for baseball, track & field, cross country, men’s & women’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s diving programs. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Clemson with football and Olympic sports.

At Clemson, Franzblau has worked with 11 ACC championship track & field squads. He has also worked with eight individual NCAA champions and seven track & field Olympians. In 2021, he worked with the national championship men’s soccer team.

Franzblau graduated in 2006 with a degree in history from Colgate, where he spent three years as a student assistant strength coach after his football career was cut short due to injuries. He is a certified strength & conditioning specialist through the NSCA and holds the SCCC certification through the CSCCA organization.