Upstate Coach Named SC Strength Coach of the Year

National High School Strength Coaches Association

Matthew Causey
February 27, 2020 - 2:36 pm
Coach Robbie Cole

Press Release from Greenville County Schools:

Travelers Rest High School Strength and Conditioning Coach Robbie Cole has been named the National High School Strength Coaches Association’s (NHSSCA) South Carolina Strength Coach of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year.

Candidates for this award are nominated by their fellow strength coaches and chosen by the awards committee at the NHSSCA.

Cole is a Travelers Rest High School alumnus who graduated in 1992 before attending Furman University where he earned a B.A. in History ('96) and a Masters in Health and Exercise Science ('03).

While at Furman, he was a member of the track team. As a Paladin athlete, Coach Cole trained under fellow TRHS alumnus and current Clemson strength coach, Joey Batson.

Coach Cole has 25 years of experience coaching high school strength training, track, and football in Greenville County.

During that time, he has served as the Head Strength Coach at several schools and earned a certification from the National Association of Speed and Explosion as a Certified Specialist in Speed & Explosion.

In 2016, he became an Original Member of the National High School Strength Coaches Association.

The awards ceremony honoring Cole will take place June 26th in Minneapolis during the NHSSCA National Conference.

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