With over 25 years of experience in the strength and conditioning field, Scott Bennett was named Radford University’s head strength and conditioning coach on October 1, 2012. He was promoted to Assistant AD for Sport Performance in July 2015.
Prior to RU, Bennett was up the road in Harrisonburg, Va. working as the senior assistant strength and conditioning coach for the James Madison Dukes. Bennett was directly responsible for programming baseball, softball, volleyball, and men’s tennis. He was also in charge of mentoring student interns, graduate assistants, and volunteers.
In his position at Radford, Bennett oversees the day-to-day operations of the strength and conditioning program, which plays an instrumental role in the success of Highlander student-athletes and is designed to help each player reach his/her full potential.
Although Bennett’s career has taken him as far west as Wyoming, he is no stranger to the New River Valley—having worked at Virginia Tech under associate director of athletics for athletic performance Dr. Mike Gentry.
During his stay with the Hokies, Bennett was responsible for the development of off-season and in-season strength and conditioning programs for 13 varsity sports, including testing and evaluation, proper training protocol, nutrition, and lifting technique.
Prior to his position at JMU, Bennett was the head strength coach at three other institutions—the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Wyoming and Marshall University.
In his career, Bennett has coached a multitude of collegiate athletes who have gone forward to find careers in the professional ranks (over 30 in the NFL), as well as conference champions, national champions, world record holders, and Olympians.