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Meet the Strength and Conditioning Coaches
At IU Health Sports Performance, every strength and conditioning coach is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Many are also certified functional movement screening (FMS) specialists.
These experienced professionals, some with master’s degrees, have the knowledge and skills to help you achieve peak performance in your chosen sport. The performance-training specialists work either full-time at the IU Health Sport Performance facility or directly with a high school or college athletic program that partners with IU Health Sports Medicine.
The coaching staff includes:
Nick Brattain, CSCS, FMS
Nick completed his degree in Exercise Science at the University of Indianapolis. While completing his undergraduate work, he was part of the university track team. Nick holds numerous meet and school records as well as 3 Academic All-American awards. After completing his studies, Nick joined the strength and conditioning team at IU Health Sports Performance in 2010. He works with athletes of all sports and levels, from the 9-year-old child starting out to collegiate and professional athletes. His training program for high school track athletes is growing, with a large percentage qualifying for the state meet each year.
Tavio Henson, CSCS, FMS
Tavio has been mentoring and training athletes since 1994 when his interest in the field began at the University of Tennessee. He was a 4-year letter winner in football and track for the Volunteers, and graduated with a degree in Health Education. After playing arena football, he worked with college athletic programs in Texas and Arizona before coming to Indianapolis in 2004. Tavio has experience working with NFL players from the Jets, Ravens, Dolphins, Cardinals, Bears, Texans, Eagles, and Colts. He was added to the IU Health Sports Performance coaching staff in 2013.
Rebecca Murray, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FMS
While earning a double bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications with a focus in Human Interaction from the University of Connecticut, Rebecca was also a 4-year volleyball starter and MVP player for the Huskies. Upon graduation, the Carmel native went on to continue her education at Indiana University in the Department of Kinesiology, receiving her master’s degree in Applied Sports Science in 2013. Along with her two brothers, she has been involved in athletics her entire life. All three siblings went on to hold college athletic careers including volleyball, basketball, and football. She was welcomed to the IU Health Sports Performance team in August of 2013.
Stephen Krzyminski, Jr., MA, CSCS, FMS
An active football and baseball player throughout his life, Stephen has worked with athletes for over ten years, from beginning youth through elite levels. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition from Central Michigan University and a master’s in Sports Performance from Ball State University. After working at IU Health Sports Performance for the past 3 years, Stephen is now the head strength and conditioning coach at Hamilton Southeastern High School.
Steve Barrick, CSCS
Steve has been with IU Health since 2010 working as the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Indianapolis. He played football and earned a bachelor’s degree from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana. He holds an additional bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science as well as a master’s degree in Physical Education and Health Teaching, both from the University of Indianapolis. He is certified in USA Weightlifting (USAW).
Stephen Linzmeier, CSCS, USAW
Stephen is originally from Wisconsin and earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin, where he also played lacrosse. In addition to certification in strength and conditioning, he is certified as a level 1 USA Weightlifting sports performance coach. He has served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Butler University and is currently with the University of Indianapolis.
Randy Wheeler, CSCS, FMS
Randy began training athletes on strength and speed while a student at Wheaton College, launching his career in sports performance training over 13 years ago. He has worked with athletes at the high school, Division I, and Division III levels. He is certified with distinction as a strength and conditioning coach, pursuing extensive continuing education in the field. Randy serves as the head strength and conditioning coach at Fishers High School.
Cody Johnson, MS, CSCS, USAW
Cody has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Franklin College in Franklin, Indiana, where he also played basketball. He then earned a master’s degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He has achieved a level-one sports performance certification for Olympic weightlifting from the USA Weightlifting. With over five years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach, he currently works as head strength and conditioning coach at Cathedral High School.
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