Gatorade CSCCa Young Achievement Award:

Nomination of Steve Hartman

The recipient of the inaugural 2019 Gatorade CSCCa Young Achievement Award is Steve Hartman, Head Sports Performance Coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY. Coach Hartman was nominated by Coach Matt Jennings, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Xavier University; Coach Jason Dierking, Director of Olympic Sports Performance for the University of Louisville and Coach Teena Murray, Senior Director of Athlete Health & Performance for the Sacramento Kings.

Nomination Letter for Steve from Coach Jennings

The purpose of this nomination letter is to introduce Bellarmine University Sports Performance Head Coach, Steve Hartman, as a truly outstanding and much deserving candidate for the Gatorade/CSCCa Young Achievement Award.

Steve is currently in his seventh season passionately and tirelessly serving the Bellarmine University Student-Athletes and Coaches as the only University employed Sport Performance Coach. He directly administers all of the Sport Performance duties (Athlete Assessment, Continuing Education, Strength Program Design, Appropriate Conditioning Protocols, Nutritional Services, Social Media Presence, etc.) for 21 Division II Sport Teams and 420 Student-Athletes. Furthermore, and amazingly enough, all of these critically important professional responsibilities are accomplished with ZERO Operating Budget, and 800 square foot Strength Facility, and a 1,200 square foot Indoor Turf Area.

In conclusion, I cannot express enough, particularly in 500 words or less, how so very deserving Coach Hartman is to receive this honorable and prestigious award. His daily devotion to the field of Strength & Conditioning, his passion for service to others, his long-term commitment to our profession, and his care for the Student-Athletes is both inspiring and motivating.