Elitefts SPP: Evan Simon Interview
Published March 13, 2015
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    Evan Simon

    Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach

    Oregon State University


    Topics in this Podcast

    The Journey

    The most important aspects of arriving at a new school and implementing your program

    Big 10 - Pac 12 Stigma

    Goals of the Winter phase

    An overview of the winter program

    individual differences with speed components

    Using Prilipen’s chart to adjust volume

    rotating auxiliary movements

    Indicator Movements

    Olympic Lifting Overhead Lifting

    Manager of Stress

    Assessments of athletes

    mobility concerns with prehabilitation

    Spring Ball considerations

    Staff development (advice for young coaches

    2 ways to get jobs

    demanor and coaching cues

    How can people reach Coach Simon

    Evan Simon Bio

    Courtesy: Oregon State University Athletic Communications
    Release: 12/23/2014

    Evan Simon was appointed Oregon State’s head football strength and conditioning coach in January of 2015. His duties include the development, implementation and monitoring of all strength and conditioning aspects of the Beavers’ football program.

    Simon arrived in Corvallis after two years as the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Wisconsin. He helped the Badgers to New Year’s Day appearances in the Capital One Bowl and Outback Bowl.

    Prior to working in Madison, Simon was the director of strength and conditioning at Utah State University from August 2009-January 2013. The Aggies appeared in two Famous Idaho Potato Bowl games – USU hadn’t played in a bowl game since 1997 prior to his arrival.

    From January 2006-July 2009, Simon was the associate director of strength and conditioning at the University of Utah. He was part of staff that led Utah to a 13-0 season, a victory over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, and a final national ranking of No. 2 following the 2008 season.

    The native of Lexington Park, Md.,  also spent 15 months as the head strength and conditioning coach at Davidson College in North Carolina and over two years as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Kentucky.

    Simon has been a speaker at several national strength and conditioning conventions. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified strength coach via the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Frostburg State in Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education, and holds a master’s degree (2004) from Kentucky in exercise physiology.

    He and his wife Linda have two daughters, Abbi and Robyn.

    Assignment: Football Strength and Conditioning Coach
    Year at OSU: 1st
    Hometown: Lexington Park, MD  
    Education:  B.S. in health and physical education from Frostburg State (2002); master’s degree in exercise physiology from Kentucky (2004)
    Football Strength and Conditioning Coach - Oregon State, 2015-present
    Football Strength and Conditioning Coach – Wisconsin, 2013-2015
    Director of Strength and Conditioning – Utah State, 2009-2013
    Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning – Utah, 2006-2009
    Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Davidson – 2004-06
    Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Kentucky – 2002-04

    2015 Capital One Bowl
    2014 Outback Bowl
    2012 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
    2009 Sugar Bowl
    2007 Poinsettia Bowl
    2006 Armed Forces Bowl


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