William Woods University
The fourth candidate in our search is William Woods University Strength and Conditioning coach Robert H. Jones. He is a dedicated professional, earning the highest designation in the field of Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach, (RSCC*E), “Earned Respect.”.
That designation is reserved for coaches who have worked in the field for 20 years or more. To do so, the certification requires CSCS competencies in exercise sciences, testing and evaluation, exercise technique, program design, organization, and administration of the strength and conditioning facility.
Woods served on the coaching staff for the University of Missouri for 13 years, before branching out to William Woods University. In just one year, his efforts cut both player and athletic injuries by 50 percent, while improving and enhancing athlete performances. He is not just an expert in his field, but a voluntary mentor as well. Coach Jones currently oversees the training of all 16 sports as well as mentoring three graduate assistants and several interns. He has even assisted in sports medicine research with Dr. Bryan Mann and Dr. Jerry Mayhew in 2017 and 2018.
Woods brings the ‘cutting edge’ thinking to any coaching staff and has remained one of the national experts in the field both in the application and the development aspects.