COLORADO SPRINGS, CO-- The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) recently inducted four coaches into its Coach Practitioner Distinction Program recognizing their hard work and dedication to the profession of strength training and athletic conditioning.

The awardees included David Ebersbach of Hanover College, Hanover, IN; Paul Goldberg of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver; Ellyn Robinson of Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater, MA; and Rich Wenner of Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. The program honors seasoned practitioners and educators responsible for the physical enhancement of individual athletes and athletic teams. It also distinguishes the achievements and competencies of strength and conditioning specialists via a formalized assessment of their experience as well as their interest in, and contribution to, the strength and conditioning profession. To date, 32 coaches from across the country have been recognized.

“Take a look behind the scenes of any professional, collegiate or high school athletic facility, and you will find exceptional strength coaches,” explained Bob Jursnick, NSCA executive director. “These coaches are training and motivating some of the world’s best athletes, and the NSCA is proud to recognize their achievements and highlight their daily efforts.”