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Rick Franzblau

Position: Strength & Conditioning Coach

Rick Franzblau is in his sixth year as director of Olympic sports strength & conditioning and seventh 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 10 ACC championship track & field squads. He has also worked with eight individual NCAA champions and seven track & field Olympians. In 2013, he worked with Brianna Rollins, the American recordholder in 100m hurdles.

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.

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