BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Garrett Feimster has been named the strength and conditioning coach at Lees-McRae, announced Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Tuesday afternoon.
"This is another step in providing a great student-athlete experience, Garrett has a personality and drive where we will see instant benefits. I am proud to have this opportunity for him to develop our young people, but also work with our coaches and athletic trainers for training plans, rehab, stretching, diets, and everything thing else to make us all better," praised McPhail. "We continue to elevate our position as an athletic department on the rise, this is exciting times for Lees-McRae athletics."
Feimster has held the position of graduate assistant strength coach at Charlotte Country Day School in Matthews, N.C. since May. He assists in daily strength and conditioning coaching duties including programming, scheduling, assisting athletes with technique, and leading workouts for a variety of boys and girls teams.
He served as an exercise physiology graduate assistant at Appalachian State while assisting in research and teaching duties for five months.
Since Jan. 2013, Fiemster has worked in the ASU Recreation Center on the weight room staff. He supervises on-campus gym facility, insuring that all participants have a safe exercise environment. He assists participants in workouts and enforces all university policies.
"I am very excited about the opportunity to build a strength conditioning program here at Lees-McRae College, I believe this program can take our athletic programs to the next level," said Feimster.
He is CSCS certified and Red Cross CPR/AED certified. He is a USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach.
Feimster graduated from ASU in Aug. 2015 with a bachelor of science in exercise science with a concentration in strength and conditioning. He is currently earning his masters in exercise science with a concentration in research.
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