Andy Eggerth is Jumps Coach at The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, Texas. He joined the Vaqueros staff in December 2019 after 18 seasons at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. While at KSU, Eggerth was an 18-time Atlantic Sun Conference Coach of the Year and two-time USTFCCCA South Region Head Coach of the Year. He served eight seasons as the Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at Kennesaw State University.
Eggerth attended Bemidji State, breaking 16 program records and one conference record while qualifying for the NCAA Championships in five events. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management. He went on to earn his Master of Science in Exercise Science from Syracuse. Coach Eggerth has a CSCS and IAAF Level 5 “Elite Coach” certification in sprints and hurdles and USATF level 3 certification in the jumps, as well as several other USATF track and field certifications.
In this episode, Eggerth blends his knowledge of science and practice in discussing topics such as lactate, individualization of training, career and seasonal periodization, potentiation, neurotransmitters, plyometrics, and more.
In this podcast, Andy Eggerth discusses with Joel:
- Individualization in training.
- Volume and intensity in various phases of the yearly plan.
- Using leveling to differentiate between athletic training ages.
- His ideas on the use of potentiation.
- Hormonal factors in training.
- The use of plyometrics.
Podcast total run time is 51:11.
You can find Andy talking about speed and power on SimpliFaster.
Keywords: track and field, endocrine system, lactate, track periodization