Ron McKeefery is the Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance at Fresno State University. Coach McKeefery came to Fresno after helping to form, and serving as VP of, Performance and Education at PLAE. He hosts a highly successful strength and conditioning podcast, “Iron Game Chalk Talk,” and has written two #1 best-selling books, CEO Strength Coach and Weight Room Wisdom. He has twice been named Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.
Coach McKeefery is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction from the NSCA and the Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC) through the CSCCa. He is a Missouri native and earned a B.A. in Biology from Ottawa and an M.A. in Adult Education from South Florida. He earned all-conference honors in both football and track at Ottawa and was also a two-time Academic All-American.
Coach McKeefery talks in this episode about his thoughts on career tracks for strength and conditioning professionals. He gives insight into his own growth as a coach, as well as his ideas on creating a team culture.
In this podcast, Coach Ron McKeefery discusses with Joel:
- Having a work-life balance.
- The type of person the profession needs.
- Ways to create stability in the sports performance profession.
- What optimal team culture looks like.
- Being credentialed versus qualified as a coach.
- Keys to growth in the profession.
Podcast total run time is 50:25.
You can find Coach McKeefery at his website.
Keywords: career growth, culture, coaching advice