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The Power Behind The ThrownThey turn today\'s 98-pound weaklings into tomorrow\'s NFL stars. But who\'s ever heard of them? No one.
© March 2001
They're the Rodney Dangerfields of the football world. They're overworked, underpaid, overlooked and under-appreciated. If they do their jobs well and their teams win, they get little, if any, glory. But, if they put a squad on the field that can't go the distance and collapses in the fourth quarter, there's hell to pay.
In short, with rare exception, strength and conditioning coaches just don't get no respect.
"The unofficial rule when dealing with the football staff is that no strength coach is as smart as the dumbest assistant football coach," said one strength and conditioning coach who volunteered his profession's well-known axiom and then asked that his name not be attached to it.
In an effort to find out more about the profession that didn't exist 30 years ago and has undergone rapid changes in the l....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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