A Round Tabel Discussion on the Cares & Concerns of the Young Strength & Conditioning Coach
For this segment, Coach Steve Rassel will lead a roundtable discussion over various topics on the cares and concerns of young strength & conditioning coaches within the profession.
Coach Steve Rassel has been serving at Webber since 2009, currently as the Associate Athletic Director and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach. Since his arrival in 2009, the Webber Strength & Conditioning Department has grown into one of the premier mentorship and training programs of colleges and universities across the country.
Prior to coaching at Webber, Coach Rassel began his coaching career with the Boston Red Sox, working under Pat Sandora and Dave Page with both the Major League and Minor League players. He then served as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Daytona Cubs and was named the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Florida State League All-Star Game. Within the Chicago Cub's organization, he worked for Doug Jarrow.
A Florida native, Coach Rassel graduated from Columbia High School. He then attended Lake City Community College for two years and earned his Associates Degree in business, graduating as Valedictorian of his class. He played baseball both years at LCCC and was named Academic All-American. Coach Rassel then transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University and played two years of baseball there, leading the Eagles to their first ever NCAA-I Atlantic Sun Conference Championship. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from FGCU with a Bachelor's Degree in human performance, and in 2011 graduated with his MBA degree from Webber International University.
Coach Rassel is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association as a CSCS*D (with Distinction) and RSCC, and through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as an SCCC and Approved Mentor. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the NSCA College Coaches Special Interest Group, and was named one of three finalists for the 2017 NSCA Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year Award. He lives in Lake Wales with his wife, Dr. Brittany Rassel, three-year-old son, Stephen III, and two-year-old son, Brayden.