Gainesville, Fla. – Scott Holsopple has been named Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning, University of Florida Director of Strength and Conditioning Mickey Marotti announced Wednesday. Holsopple joins the Gators after spending the 2006-07 season with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team.
“Scott is a leader and one of the great young talents in our profession”, said Marotti. “He understands our mission and philosophy in the overall development of our student athletes beyond the weight room. He is a great fit to our program.”
Prior to Kentucky, he was at Marquette for six seasons. He was hired in the fall of 2000 to work specifically with the men’s basketball program, but served as the head strength and conditioning coach for five years. In that position, Holsopple was responsible for the total development and strength and conditioning programs for all 14 of the Golden Eagles’ Division I athletic programs. In 2002-03, the Marquette men’s basketball team claimed its first Conference USA regular season championship and made its third appearance all-time in the Final Four.
Prior to Marquette, Holsopple served as the strength and conditioning assistant at his alma mater, Penn State. During his time there, he helped develop and implement a comprehensive, year-round strength, conditioning, and agilitiy program for the school’s 28 athletic teams.
Holsopple completed an internship under Marotti at Notre Dame and was the strength and conditioning coordinator at Ken Chertow’s Olympian Wrestling Camp.
A native of Happy Valley, Pa., Holsopple earned All-America recognition as a boxer at Penn State. He graduated from PSU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.