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Panthers News · Elyria Catholic High School Implements Full Time Strength and Conditioning Program

Elyria, OH – Elyria Catholic High School has announced the implementation of a full time strength and conditioning program for all student-athletes. The program will be led under the direction of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Brian Fox. Coach Fox, who will enter his first season as head football coach this fall, previously served as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Heidelberg University. He holds a Master’s degree in Sport and Health Sciences and is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).

“I am very excited to lead this new program. Elyria Catholic is committed to the health of its student-athletes and wants to give each athletic program the tools to be successful,” said Coach Fox.

In addition to strength training, the program will focus on the needs of each student-athlete within their particular sport. Great attention will also be given to proper stretching, proper technique, injury prevention, and proper weight room etiquette. Student-athletes can expect a well-rounded experience under the direction of Coach Fox. “Our student-athletes can expect to build healthy structures within the joints. The most important and overlooked benefit that a weight program can provide is injury prevention, and attempting to prevent joint injuries and concussions is my primary goal. Beyond that, we will attempt to build an explosive athlete, both linearly, side-to-side, and across the body.”

Amy Butler, President of Elyria Catholic High School, reflected on the importance of having a program that meets the needs of the school’s various interscholastic athletic teams. “The proposal of adding a Strength and Conditioning coach to our athletic program is very exciting, and an investment in our student-athletes health, safety and performance abilities.”

This program would not have been possible without the support of Mr. Hal Minnich, Mr. Ron Zidek, and the entire Dad’s Boosters.