Lance Farmer named A&M-Commerce head strength and conditioning coach
COMMERCE, Texas - Texas A&M University-Commerce Athletic Director Carlton Cooper today announced the hiring of Lance Farmer as the Lions' new Strength and Conditioning Coach. Farmer will work directly with all 11 A&M-Commerce intercollegiate programs, overseeing weight lifting, conditioning, fitness and nutritional workouts for all Lion student-athletes.
"This is another big day for A&M-Commerce athletics," said Cooper. "To be able to bring in someone with Lance's qualifications to better enhance our student-athletes and their abilities on the playing field is a great step forward. Our goal is to be able to compete with the best, and Lance will be another strong asset for us."
Farmer comes to A&M-Commerce from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina, where he spent three and a half years as the Saints' assistant strength and conditioning coach. While at Limestone, Farmer designed and implemented programs for nine athletic programs, including men's and women's basketball, soccer, cross country, track and field, field hockey and wrestling. He also assisted with workouts for five other sports.
Prior to his time at Limestone, Farmer spent two seasons as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where he was directly responsible for the strength programs for the wrestling, women's field hockey, and the men's and women's tennis programs. He also assisted with the physical development of the Mountaineers' 2006 and 2007 Division 1-AA national championship football teams. Farmer also interned at the University of Washington as an undergraduate.
A native of Washington State, Farmer received his bachelor's degree in exercise sciences from Eastern Washington University in 2006 and earned his master's degree in exercise sciences/strength and conditioning from Appalachian State in 2008. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a sports performance coach through USA Weightlifting.
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