June 1, 2012

Ryan Feek Named Strength and Conditioning Head Coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University Director of Athletics Mike Strickland announced Friday the hiring of Ryan Feek to the position of Strength & Conditioning Head Coach for Belmont University Athletics.

Feek brings a wealth of experience and credentials to the Belmont University athletic program. Most recently, Feek served as a strength and conditioning coach for the St. Louis Rams. Working with the likes of Sam Bradford, Stephen Jackson and Chris Long, Feek monitored not only strength, speed and agility programs, but also flexbility, stretching, nutrition, recovery and injury prevention.

The Illinois native also has extensive experience at the intercollegiate athletic level. From 2008-2010, Feek served as strength and conditioning coach at the Univ. of Washington, overseeing several olympic sports and rehab programs for Husky football.

Prior to his stint in Seattle, Feek was strength and conditioning coach at Illinois Wesleyan from 2005-2008.

2004 took Feek to Durham, N.C., where he spent one year as the head olympic strength and conditioning coach at Duke University.

Feek's first full-time position was at the Univ. of Wisconsin, where he spent four years overseeing over 250 olympic sport student-athletes, student-workers and interns, while also supporting the Badger football program.

Feek also served in graduate assistantship and internship capacities at Middle Tennessee State University, Illinois State University, and Texas A&M University.

A 1999 graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor's degree in exercise science, Feek is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) and a United States Weight Lifting Federation Club Coach Level 1 Instructor (USAW).

Feek is also a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).