BALTIMORE – UMBC has named Casey Cathrall as the new Director of Strength and Conditioning for its 19-sport intercollegiate athletic program, effective Tuesday, June 10.
Cathrall will be responsible for keeping UMBC athletes in peek physical condition by teaching and assisting them with skills and exercises that will help the student-athletes to improve their flexibility, mobility and fundamental strength to reach their athletic potential.
The Dalton, Pa. native most recently worked as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Florida International University (FIU) since December 2013, but has been working in the FIU strength and conditioning department since September 2013, initially as an intern. At Florida International, Cathrall was responsible for the conditioning for both the men’s and women’s soccer teams, as well as with the swimming and diving program. Cathrall also assisted the football program at FIU in their strength and conditioning efforts.
He also worked at the University of Miami (Fla.) as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach and as a graduate assistant during the Hurricanes’ 2012-13 ACC basketball regular season and postseason championship run.
Cathrall also has experience as a full-time performance intern with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, working with the organization from May-August 2013. As an intern, Cathrall helped implement workouts for tactical athletes such as FBI personnel, local SWAT teams, and various military personnel.
Along with having a multitude of experience in the strength and conditioning field, Cathrall has had success as an athlete as well. As a senior at Lackawanna Trail HS in Factoryville, Pa., he was named the league Basketball Player of the Year and went onto play college basketball at Ithaca (N.Y.) College.
Cathrall graduated from Ithaca in 2012 with a degree in clinical health studies/physical therapy, along with a minor in exercise science. In addition, he earned an M.S.,Ed. in exercise physiology: strength and conditioning at Miami in May of 2014.