Harvey Newton, the 1984 USA Olympic Coach for weightlifting, is the author of several books and educational programs, including the popular Explosive Lifting for Sports book and DVD. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and an M.A. in Sociology (coaches’ education emphasis) from the University of Colorado.
Coach Newton was the first national coach and executive director of USA Weightlifting. He later served as the executive director of National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is a Senior International Weightlifting Coach and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (retired), and he was previously certified as a USA Cycling Level II Coach and USA Volleyball Master Instructor.
A noted national and international clinician, Coach Newton owns Newton Sports and currently serves as Director of Weightlifting for SportsEdTV, a provider of free, online instructional material for many sports, including weightlifting.