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    Dave Lawson     
     
      Dave Lawson
Position:
Director of Strength and Conditioning

Experience:
2nd Season

Alma Mater:
West Virginia Tech '92

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Education: West Virginia Tech 1992

» 2013-present: Tennessee, director of strength and conditioning
» 2010-12: Cincinnati, asst. AD, director of sports performance and football strength and conditioning
» 2007-09: Central Michigan, director of strength and conditioning
» 2001-06: Eastern Michigan, head strength and conditioning coach
» 1995-01: West Virginia, asst. strength and conditioning coach
» 1994-95: West Virginia, GA, strength and conditioning
» 1992-93: West Virginia Tech, assistant

  • Has been a part of 10 teams that played in bowl games, and four that won conference titles
  • Spent last three years at Cincinnati as the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance and Director of Football strength and conditioning at the University of Cincinnati
  • Spent three years at Central Michigan University (2007-09) where he oversaw and directed the strength and conditioning efforts for all 16 CMU varsity athletic programs
  • Certified strength and conditioning coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified speed and explosion specialist by the National Association of Speed and Explosion
  • Coached seven Strength and Conditioning All-Americans, eight football All-Americans and more than 80 football players either drafted or signed as free agents by the NFL
  • In 2009, recognized as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach, the highest honor presented in the field, by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA)
  • Has coached 20 athletes to Strength and Conditioning All-America honors
  • Spent six years working at Eastern Michigan University as the head strength and conditioning coach from 2001-06
  • Worked at West Virginia for seven seasons from 1994-01
  • Started as a graduate assistant in 1994 before being named assistant strength and conditioning coordinator in May 1995.
  • Began career as an undergraduate at West Virginia Tech, as student assistant on both the strength and conditioning staff and football coaching staff
  • Named head strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater and served as an assistant on the football staff, coaching defensive linemen and special teams in 1992 and 1993
  • Earned a bachelor of arts degree in physical education from West Virginia Institute of Technology in 1992 and a master of science degree in physical education from West Virginia University in 1995
  • Lawson and his wife, Shannon, have four children, Brittleigh (14), Emma (12), Maggie (9) and J.D. (6)
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