Madison Power News Archives


At our annual student-intern appreciation dinner we gave out the following 2013-14 awards:

Intern of The Year - Eric Rhodes

Female Student of The Year - Liz Zwicker

Male Student of The Year - Andrew Rogers


Congratulations Coach Eric Rhodes

for successfully earning his NSCA CSCS certification.


Coaches Nicholas Gounaris, Michael Bullis and Hans Werner attended the 2014 Washington Nationals Baseball sports performance clinic at the Nationals' training facility.


Our new Director of Football Strength & Conditioning is Aaron Burkart

Coach Burkart previously worked the last two years at the University of Illinois as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for football,


Coach Werner and Coach Bennett (Radford) for receiving the NSCA's highest honor of RSCC*E at the 2014 NSCA Coaches Conference.


Steve Bamel (Former JMU Senior Assistant) has been hired to work as a strength and conditioning specialist for the U.S. Navy Seals in Coronado, CA.

Navy SEALs


We have a new Senior Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach - Christian Carter, PhD, is onboard and making an impact in the training of the Dukes.


Coach Nicholas Gounaris has been promoted up to a full-time 12 month contract as Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach.  Nic has done a great job for the past year and we're happy he's on the 2013-14 staff making a big impact on the Dukes' performance.


Quintrel Lenore resigned his assistant position at JMU to take over the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach spot at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA.  Coach Q will make a big difference for the Hornets' development and performance. 


To our 2012-13 Intern Award winners

Nicholas Gounaris, Lock Haven U. - Summer 2012

Josh Christovich, JMU - Fall 2012

Logan Cox, JMU - Spring 2013

These awards were given out at our annual Intern awards dinner.


Coach Werner spoke at the following in 2013

2013 Hammer Strength Clinic

Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA. 

June 1, 2013


Juniata College

2013 Juniata College Strength & Conditioning Clinic

Huntingdon, PA  June 14-15, 2013

View Clinic Schedule and Presenters


Josh Christovich for being accepted to ETSU to perform your Masters work under Mike and Meg Stone.



Quintrel Lenore and Nicholas Gounaris for earning their NSCA CSCS certifications.


Cliff Parkins, former JMU Intern, new assistant women's lacrosse and Strength & Conditioning coach at West Virginia Wesleyan College.


Dave Forman, JMU Alum and former Strength & Conditioning Assistant, for 1.) helping San Jose State football to a record 11-2 season in 2012 as the Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach and 2.) recently becoming the new Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado.



Coach Werner was the keynote speaker at the 2012 NSCA Mid-Atlantic Conference in Norfolk, VA in August.


Coaches Werner and Bennett presented at this year's annual Valley Health Coaches Clinic.  Our slides will be up here soon.

 Coach Werner presented at the 2012 CSCCa National Conference in Orlando, on May 9.

cscca slide1

Coach Werner took Nic Gounaris, Josh Christovich, Becky Hotek and Andrew Rogers to the ETSU Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education's 7th Annual Coaches & Sport Science College, December 14-15, 2012.