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Joey Batson Named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach

Joey Batson Named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach

May 27, 2009

Nashville, TN – Michael Joe Batson, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Clemson Univeristy, was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). This honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession, and the ceremony is undoubtedly the highlight of the association’s National Conference each year. Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Dan Austin from the University of South Carolina presented Coach Batson with the blue MSCC Jacket on Thursday evening, May 7, 2009.

“This is an incredible honor for Joey,” said CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, a commitment to the Clemson Athletic Program, and a commitment to the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach Batson as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.”

In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must first meet the following criteria:

1) Hold a minimum of a bachelors degree; 2) Be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level; 3) Hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa); 4) Hold the CSCCa Certification – SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified); and 5) Be a full-time, collegiate, and/or professional strength & conditioning coach for a minimum of 12 years.

Ten collegiate strength & conditioning coaches received the prestigious certification of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach at the 2009 MSCC Ceremony: Michael Joe Batson (Clemson University), Michael Doscher (Valdosta State University), Darren Edgington (Murray State University), Lee Anthony Glass (Ohio State University), Joseph Kenn (University of Louisville), David Lawson (Central Michigan University), Heather Mason (University of Tennessee), Bill Maxwell (University of Iowa), Richard Shaughnessy II (Troy University), and John Stephanski (Western Kentucky University). These ten coaches joined the existing 70 Master Strength & Conditioning Coaches, bringing the total number of MSCC’s to 80.