Retired University of Houston-Clear Lake Professor of Fitness and Human Performance A. Eugene Coleman has been awarded the Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Coleman received the award during the NSCA’s 36th National Conference in July held in Las Vegas, Nev.
Coleman earned this honor in recognition of excellence in exhibiting historical impact, achievements and dedication to the association throughout his career.
“It is a tremendous honor to be recognized by your peers and such a highly respected professional certification agency,” says Coleman. “There are a number of men and women in the NSCA who are equally deserving of this award, and it’s an honor to be recognized as being on par with these individuals.”
Coleman joined UH-Clear Lake in 1978 and helped create and grow the Fitness and Human Performance program for the School of Human Sciences and Humanities. His work with NASA’s Astronaut Training Manual and the Houston Astros contributed to this prestigious honor. He retired from the university in July.
“The NSCA is focused on bridging the gap between science and application to improve athletic performance,” says NSCA Founder Boyd Epley. “Coach Coleman has supported this throughout his career.
“Coach Coleman definitely deserves this award, and it is an honor to have him celebrate with us.”
“My students and I have been able to utilize the scientific information provided in NSCA publications, workshops and conferences when working with both elite and recreational athletes,” adds Coleman. “My athletes have benefited by being exposed to the latest scientifically validated training drills, programs and procedures.”
The National Strength and Conditioning Association is an international nonprofit educational association founded in 1978. Evolving from a membership of 76, the association now serves nearly 30,000 members in 52 countries. Drawing upon its vast network of members, the NSCA develops and presents the most advanced information regarding strength training and conditioning practices, injury prevention and research findings. To find out more, visit http://www.nsca.com.
For more information about UHCL’s Human and Fitness Performance program, visit http://hsh.uhcl.edu/FHP or call 281-283-3333.
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University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program, from its four schools, which include the School of Business, School of Education, School of Human Sciences and Humanities, and School of Science and Computer Engineering. In 2011, the university gained approval from the state to add freshman- and sophomore-level courses to its roster and is currently planning for its first freshman class in fall 2014. For more information about the university, visit http://www.uhcl.edu.