May 23, 2006
The Clemson athletic department has named Jon Sanderson, formerly head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports at Marshall University, as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach in charge of men’s and women’s basketball. Sanderson replaces Sean Hayes, who moved on to the National Football League as part of the Buffalo Bills’ strength training staff.
Sanderson served as the head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Marshall University’s 15 Olympic Sports programs from 2003-06. He supervised the Henderson Center Weight Room and oversaw a staff of graduate assistants and interns while in that position.
Prior to his work at Marshall, he was employed by Athletes in Action with Barton College in Wilson, NC during the 2002-03 season. He served as Assistant Basketball Coach and Strength & Conditioning Coach at Barton, while also working as a Volunteer Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. There, he worked under former Strength & Conditioning Coach Thomas McKinney, now in the National Basketball Association with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Sanderson, a native of Mansfield, OH, was a three-year starter in basketball for Ohio State and Ohio University. He started at small forward for Jim O’Brien’s Buckeye team that finished 27-9 and advanced to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament in 1999. Sanderson earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication in 2001 and a master’s degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences in 2002, both from Ohio University.
Sanderson is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NCSA), Certified USA Weightlifting Club Coach (USWF), Certified Sports Nutritionist (IFA), and Sports Performance Nutritionist (ISSA).
Sanderson, 27, is married to the former Jennifer Sessor.
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