Zach Anderson named Director of Strength & Conditioning

Zach Anderson named Director of Strength & Conditioning

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WHITTIER, Calif. – The Whittier College Athletic Department has hired Zach Anderson as its new Director of Strength & Conditioning, announced by Executive Director of Athletics Rock Carter. 

"Zach aligns us with the vision for Whittier College Athletics, Sports Performance, and my vision for Strength and Conditioning," Carter stated.  "The Whittier College Athletic Department continues to make it a priority to ensure that Sports Performance continues to be a center of excellence for our student-athletes."

Prior to joining WC's staff, Anderson was the Director of Sports Performance at RedLine Athletics and held other positions within Strength & Conditioning from 2015- 2019 at Upper Iowa University, Wofford College, Warner University, Newberry College, and Gardner Webb University.

"I am extremely honored and blessed to be the new Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Whittier College," Anderson explained.  "This is a great opportunity to be a part of strong traditions and growth of the Poet athletic department.  This is my dream job and I'm excited to get to work with all of the coaches and the great athletes here at Whittier College."

Zach is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist), USA Weightlifting Level 1, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine CES (Corrective Exercise Specialist).  He attended Northern Illinois University where he earned a pair of degrees in Nutrition, Health, and Human Sciences (B.S.) and Corporate Communications (B.A.).  He then attended Ohio University where he earned his Master's in Coaching, Education, and Leadership (2017).

At Northern Illinois he was a member of both the football and wrestling teams.  As a defensive lineman he helped lead Northern Illinois to six bowl games before getting attention at the pro level where he participated on the practice squads with the Green Bay Packers (2014), Minnesota Vikings (2014), and most recently the Carolina Panthers (2015).