Micah Kurtz is widely regarded as one of the top strength coaches in the country. He has won numerous awards in his field including being named the 2016 National Strength Coach of the Year by the NSCA, a Top 40 Under 40 Sports Professional by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association in 2018, a 2017 20 Under 40 State Newspaper Young Professional, the 2021 Southeast Region Strength Coach of the Year by the National High School Strength Coaches Association, and has been named a State Strength Coach of the Year three times.
Coach Kurtz serves as the Director of Sports Performance at Windermere Preparatory School. Additionally, Kurtz is the Strength and Conditioning Consultant Coach to the nine-time high school basketball national champions Oak Hill Academy, is the Director of Fitness & Performance for The Leadbetter Junior Golf Academy, and is the Founder of The Athlete Maker Sports Performance & Fitness Training. Previously, he was the Director of Strength and Conditioning at AC Flora High School (Forest Acres, South Carolina). During his time there, AC Flora won 14 state championships (including six golf state championships) and was twice named the state’s athletic program of the year.
Kurtz also assists the NFL, USA Basketball, USA Football, Nike Basketball, and Nike Football in long-term athletic development education. Coach Kurtz is a sought-after speaker at strength and fitness conferences throughout the world and has presented across the United States and in China, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Mexico.
Kurtz has served as the South Carolina State Director for both the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National High School Strength Coaches Association. He is also a subject matter expert for the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Currently, he serves on the Advisory Board for Keiser University’s Exercise Science, Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology Program and is the Florida State Director for the National High School Strength Coaches Association.