DSU Director of Athletics Dr. D. Scott Gines has announced the appointment of Todd Riedel as the Hornets’ new Head Strength and Conditioning Coach on Aug. 1, 2019.
Riedel was a national coach-of-the-year finalist in 2011 during a three-year stint as Director of Strength and Conditioning at Wofford College (N.C.) in 2011. During his tenure, the Terrier football team posted 27 wins, won two conference championships and made three national playoff appearances.
Riedel joins the Hornets after serving as a Strength and Conditioning Administrative Intern for Football and Olympic Sports at The Ohio State University since last January.
From August 2015 to August 2016, he was Assistant Strength Coach at Southern Methodist University (Tex.), working with the Mustangs’ football, men’s soccer, volleyball and track and field teams.
Riedel was Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning and Internship Coordinator at Winthrop University (S.C.) from Jan. 2013 to Aug. 2015. His tenure with the Eagles was highlighted by a Big South Championship and first-ever NCAA Tournament berth by the women’s basketball team, along with a division title and school single-season record for wins in baseball.
Riedel also served as Assistant Director of Strength at Missouri State in 2009 & ‘10 and interned at West Virginia, Colgate, Harvard and Western Kentucky.
He was a football standout at Mount St. Joseph University (OH), where he earned a bachelor’s in Physical Education Teaching and Coaching in 2001; and received a master’s in Educational Leadership and Administration from Xavier University of Ohio in 2006.
Riedel is certified by, among others, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Certified Personal Trainers and USA Weightlifting.
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