Salisbury University’s Matt Nein Honored as Finalist for College Strength Coach of the Year Award
Nein was honored as one of three finalists among college strength coaches across all NCAA Divisions I, II, and III schools and all NAIA schools at the recent National Strength and Conditioning Association 2016 Coaches’ Conference.
Nein says being one of the finalists for this award is truly an honor.
“To be classified in this group and respected by my peers, many of whom I look up to for guidance, is very humbling,” Nein said. “For our program, this recognition brings to light the effort that not only I put in but all of the effort my staff both past and present put in to make this program great.”
According to Salisbury University Athletics, since coming to Salisbury in 2004, Nein has consistently grown SU Sports Performance into a successful program that has allowed its graduate assistants and interns to gain the experience to move to other premier programs.
SU says the program has sent former students to programs such as University of Alabama, University of Maryland, College Park, Penn State University, University of Pittsburgh, North Carolina State University, Eastern Michigan University, the Boston Red Sox, and many more.
Nein proactively works to expand the outreach of the Salisbury program.
Last month, Nein and Salisbury Sports Performance hosted the first SU Sports Performance Symposium in an effort to reach out to the community and give local high schools a place to come learn more in the sports performance field.
To learn more about Salisbury University’s Sports Performance Program, click here.