Scott McWilliams joined the University of Minnesota Strength and Conditioning staff in September of 2016. He currently oversees all aspects of strength and conditioning for wrestling, baseball, and the department’s internship program. He arrived in Minneapolis after spending time in Minor League Baseball where he led strength and conditioning efforts for the Arizona League Cincinnati Reds.
Prior to a successful season in professional baseball, McWilliams earned his Master’s in Exercise Science at Appalachian State University. While there, he 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.
McWilliams is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC) as well as through the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCS).
Gophers Break Ground on Golf Facility
6/22/2018 - M. Golf
The University of Minnesota officially broke ground on its new indoor golf training facility Friday afternoon in St. Paul. The facility is expected to be ready for use by both the Gopher ...
Pettersen Signs with St. Paul Saints
6/22/2018 - Baseball
Another graduating Gopher will see his playing career continue as infielder Luke Pettersen has signed on with the local St. Paul Saints of the American Association.
Elite Access: Gophers at Target Field
6/22/2018 - Football
The entire Gopher Football team traveled to Target Field in Minneapolis to watch the Minnesota Twins play the Boston Red Sox in June.