WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004
John Patrick Named Strength and Conditioning Coach

April 21, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Jacksonville University has named John Patrick as its new Strength and Conditioning coach, Vice President for Student Affairs and acting Athletic Director Dr. John Balog announced today. Patrick, who has worked at Georgia Southern since January of 2003, will be responsible for the strength and conditioning development of the athletes in all 18 of JU's intercollegiate sports. He has also worked at Youngstown State and Texas El Paso, as well as with the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers professional baseball organizations.

At Georgia Southern, Patrick implemented the strength and conditioning programs for women's soccer, women's track and field, men's tennis and men's golf, while assisting with football, baseball, women's volleyball and women's basketball. This included weight training, conditioning, flexibility and sports nutrition. Prior to joining the Georgia Southern staff, Patrick served as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State and New Mexico State, working with football, men's and women's basketball, softball and men's and women's track & field. Patrick also spent a year as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas at El Paso, designing programs for women's tennis and women's track & field.

Prior to his work in college athletics, Patrick spent two months with both the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers organizations. He assisted in the development of pre-season and in-season strength and conditioning programs, working with specific athletes on warm-up, stretching, strength training and conditioning. Patrick also performed tests and evaluations of players during the 2001 Major League Baseball Spring Training.

Patrick is licensed and certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCC), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA), the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) and the United States Weightlifting Federation (USWF). He is also a certified personal trainer and ISSA nutritionist.

Patrick earned his B.S. in Exercise Science from Mount Union College in 1999 and will receive his M.S. in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern in May.