May 18, 2016
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FORT WORTH, Texas — Chris Doyle, Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Iowa, was elected to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) at the organization’s 16th annual national conference.
The CSCCa was established in May 2000, to meet the specific and unique needs of collegiate strength and conditioning coaches around the country. Doyle received the prestigious title of Master of Strength and Conditioning Coach at the May 2012, MSCC Induction Ceremony.
“We are grateful to have Chris serving on the CSCCa Board of Directors,” said CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. “He has a wealth of experience and knowledge that is of immense value to this organization and to the Board of Directors. He is a tremendous asset, and we are fortunate to have Chris as a member of our association. We appreciate his willingness to serve in this capacity. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.”
Doyle is 26-year veteran in the field, who has had a tremendous impact on the profession, as well as on an innumerable number of student-athletes who have had the privilege of training under his supervision. Doyle has helped the Hawkeye football program participate in 13 bowl games since 2001, including the 2016 Rose Bowl.
As a strength and conditioning professional, Doyle has tutored 189 student-athletes who have advanced to the professional ranks in the NFL, NHL and NBA. Iowa has had a total of 44 players selected in the past 12 NFL drafts. Overall, 53 Iowa players have been drafted in the past 14 years, with seven first round selections and 10 players being selected among the top 50 picks. Iowa has had a first round selection in four of the past seven drafts.
Doyle has mentored 55 former assistants who have advanced in the field of Strength and Conditioning, with 20 becoming head strength and conditioning coaches.
“There are very few coaches who bring the passion and commitment to strength and conditioning like Chris Doyle — his innovation, experience and leadership will be invaluable as a member of the CSCCa’s board of directors,” said Kirk Ferentz, UI’s head football coach. “I think what’s most impressive, though, is Chris’ dedication to our student athletes as he prepares them to be the best on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.”
Prior to being elected to serve on the CSCCa Board of Directors, Doyle served as a member of the organization’s Practical Certification Exam Committee.