March 5, 2008
IOWA CITY – The UI Department of Athletics announced that Mary Kate Jones has been named as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
“I am very excited for this amazing opportunity to become part of the Hawkeye athletic tradition,” Jones said. “I truly look forward to the time and energy I can put into each and every team I am involved with in order to help them achieve their athletic goals.”
Jones comes to Iowa after serving as a graduate assistant at Springfield College in Massachusetts since 2005. She designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for the football, men’s soccer, women’s basketball, women’s gymnastics, softball, men’s volleyball and women’s lacrosse teams.
She also held strength and conditioning internships with Louisiana State University, Boston University and the College of Holy Cross. Jones worked with men’s and women’s basketball along with football at LSU, men’s ice hockey at Boston and was various sports at Holy Cross.
Jones was a strength and conditioning coach for the Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning Center from 1999-06. She trained athletes ranging from middle school to Olympians and helped teach warm ups, running technique, plyometrics, resistance training, agilities and stretching.
Jones holds a degree in biology from Holy Cross, where she was a four-year letterwinner and team captain for the women’s soccer team. She is currently enrolled in graduate school at Springfield College and is expected to graduate in May, with a degree in exercise and applied science with a concentration in strength and conditioning.
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