Moe named master coach
Nate Moe, the assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning at South Dakota State University was honored as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association during its annual conference Thursday night in Orlando, Fla.
"Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student-athlete, the South Dakota State University Athletic Program, and the strength and conditioning profession," said Dr. Chuck Stiggins, CSCCA executive director. "We are honored to have Coach Moe as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional."
In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must first meet the following criteria:
1) Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree;
2) Be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level;
3) Hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA);
4) Hold the CSCCA Certification - SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified); and
5) Have a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.
Moe, who has led SDSU's strength and conditioning efforts since 2005, was one of 15 strength and conditioning coaches to be honored at Thursday's ceremony and is 115 coaches nationwide to receive the certification.