Scott McWilliams
Scott  McWilliams

Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning

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Scott McWilliams comes to the University of Minnesota as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. He currently oversees all aspects of strength and conditioning for wrestling and assists with men’s track and field. He arrives in Minneapolis after spending time in Minor League Baseball where he led strength and conditioning efforts for the Arizona League Cincinnati Reds. While there, he oversaw the development of rookie level prospects as well as worked alongside the Red’s MiLB and MLB players progressing through rehab programs.

Prior to a successful season in professional baseball, McWilliams earned his Master’s in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. While there, he collected and interpreted data as an Exercise Science Graduate Assistant as well as interned with the Mountaineer’s football and wrestling strength and conditioning staff. In the midst of earning his degree, McWilliams spent the summer of 2015 as a strength and conditioning intern at Penn State University. While there, he worked with men’s and women’s track teams, men’s and women’s hockey teams, volleyball, and football.

Before enrolling at Appalachian State, McWilliams spent three and a half years as an Assistant Sports Performance Director and Assistant Wrestling Coach at his alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. During his time there, he programmed and oversaw training for wrestling, volleyball, softball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball. Additionally, he assisted Head Sports Performance Director Jason Wagner with football as needed.

Upon being hired at UW-Platteville, Scott gained experience in the private sector. Hired at The GYM (Dubuque, IA) in the spring of 2011, he developed and marketed a sports performance operation offered to athletes of all sports. While there, he programmed and oversaw training for youth through college athletes. His client list of over 50 athletes ranged from a U12 little league team, to multiple WIAA state championship boys’ basketball athletes, several collegiate football players, as well as IAHSAA volleyball players who went on to play at the Division I level.

In 2010, McWilliams earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Promotions. During his time as a Pioneer, he got his first coaching position as an Assistant Wrestling Coach for the neighboring Belmont-Platteville High School wrestling team. McWilliams culminated his undergraduate work as an intern with the Wisconsin Badgers football and wrestling strength and conditioning staff.

McWilliams is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.


New Golf Practice Facility Approved Friday

12/15/2017 - W. Golf

The new golf training center will break ground in spring 2018 and open later in the year.

Construction Update: Basketball Practice Facility

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Check out some of the progress on the Gopher men's & women's basketball practice facilities, part of the University of Minnesota Athletes Village project!

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