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Scott Holsopple Named Dir. of Athletic Performance

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Scott Holsopple, who has had stops at Georgia State, Kansas, Florida, Kentucky, Marquette, Penn State and Notre Dame in a 19-year career that has been spent all in Division I, has been named the Director of Athletic Performance for The University of New Mexico.  He will serve as the head strength coach for the Lobo Football team.
Holsopple takes over for Aurmon Satchell, who spent the past three years as the Director of Athletic Performance and is now with Louisville.
“First time I met Scott was in the year 2000 when he was an intern at Notre Dame under Mickey Marotti, who is one of the most respected strength coaches in the country,” said head coach Bob Davie. “Because of his personality, experience and creativity, I know that he can connect and motivate every one of our players, whether it’s the player that benches 400 pounds or the player that benches 200.  I’m very excited to have him as a part of our staff moving forward.”

Players Coached by Holsopple
Tim Tebow
Percy Harvin
Mike Pouncey
Maurice Pouncey
Jake Heaps
Larry Johnson
Dwyane Wade
Joe Crawford
Jody Meeks

Prior to UNM, he spent the past four seasons with Georgia State as the head strength coach, two of which saw the Panthers plays in the AutoNation Cure Bowl.  Previously, Holsopple served as the director of football strength and conditioning at Kansas under Charlie Weis.
Holsopple spent the 2007-2011 seasons with the Florida Gators as the top assistant with the Gators under Marotti, who is now with Ohio State.  While with the Gators, Holsopple was a part of the 2008 BCS National Champions and back-to-back 13-1 teams.
Holsopple also has experience with some of the best men’s basketball teams in the nation, including one year with Kentucky and six years with Marquette, the final five as head strength and conditioning coach.  With Marquette he worked with Dwyane Wade as Marquette made it to the 2003 Final Four.
His first collegiate job was as a strength and conditioning assistant at Penn State, his alma mater, where he helped develop and implement a comprehensive, year-round strength, conditioning and agility program for the school’s 28 athletic teams.  He began his career in the field as an intern at Notre Dame under Marotti as a part of Bob Davie’s staff. He also served the strength and conditioning coordinator at Ken Chertow’s Olympian Wrestling Camp.
A native of Happy Valley, Pa., Holsopple earned his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Penn State in 2000. He earned All-America recognition as a boxer at Penn State.