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.
Game 7: Illinois at Minnesota
10/16/2017 - Football
Minnesota hosts Illinois at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The game can be watched on the Big Ten Network and can be heard on KFAN.
Gulstene Embraces Challenges of College Game
10/16/2017 - W. Ice Hockey
Freshman goaltender Alex Gulstene is right at home in Maroon & Gold with the Gophers.
Gopher Duo Receives Weekly B1G Accolades
10/16/2017 - W. Volleyball
Alexis Hart and Samantha Seliger-Swenson received weekly Big Ten Conference awards, announced today by the conference office.