Sports Performance


The number one objective of the Knights Strength & Conditioning Program is to achieve maximal level of performance of each student-athlete while reducing the occurrence of athletic injuries through a sport specific program that is designed and administered by a member of the Knights' coaching staff.

Training programs are designed to increase an athlete's strength, speed, agility, flexibility, conditioning, and explosiveness all important components in developing a highly-skilled collegiate athlete. Through a wide range of training protocols such as Olympic lifting, power lifting, strong man training, and accommodating resistance training such as with bands and chains, the strength staff's programs are always challenging the athlete to become faster and stronger.

The UCF Strength and Conditioning Staff challenge each athlete to bring an attitude of hard work, accountability, and total effort to each workout so that the athlete will improve both physically and mentally. All full time strength coaches at UCF are certified SCCC through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association CSCCa or National Strength and Conditioning Association CSCS.

Sports Performance Staff

Kurt Schmidt: Director of Sports Performance, Football

Alex Parr: Director of Sports Performance, Olympic Sports

Dave Young: Assistant Director of Sports Performance, Football

Joe Howard: Assistant Director of Sports Performance

Jeremy Fradin: Assistant Director of Sports Performance

Katelyn Knight: Sports Performance Assistant 

Carly Fancher: Director of Sports Nutrition