Strength & Conditioning
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Strength/Conditioning Mission Statement
It is the mission of the East Central University Strength and Conditioning Program is to encourage each student-athlete to strive for excellence. We promote an atmosphere that is conducive to the intellectual, personal, and physical development of each individual student-athlete. Developing a strong relationship with each student-athlete is critical in motivating him/her to realize his/her potential.
We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities to all student-athletes and contributing to the total educational experience. Our primary objective is to teach the proper fundamentals of training, improving athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury. The Director of Strength and Conditioning is Alan Ogles.
The Pat O’ Neal Strength and Conditioning Center is located on the south side of north football practice field. It was designed to give student-athletes the best opportunity to develop the physical and mental abilities needed in their particular sport. At points during the year the Center may be used by outside groups which have a long-term positive effect on the university and especially the athletic department. First priority is given to those sports in season, especially football.
The Athletic Strength and Conditioning Coach and staff will:
1. Provide student-athletes with the proper instruction on training techniques.
2. Provide student-athletes with year-round training programs.
3. Provide student-athletes with sport-specific training programs consisting of strength, speed, flexibility, agility, and conditioning training.
4. Provide alternative training programs to accommodate the injured student-athlete in accordance with the Athletic Training Room.
5. Be in constant communication with team coaches as to ensure the objectives of the team are being accomplished.
The Pat O’Neal Strength and Conditioning Center can be reached by dialing 580-559-5862.
Alan Ogles was named East Central University’s new Strength and Conditioning Coordinator in Spring 2012. He has received numerous honors and awards for his strength and conditioning work. He has been the speaker and presenter and various clinics, including the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Oklahoma State Strength and Conditioning Clinics, 2004 University of Tulsa Strength and Conditioning Clinic and 3D Performance Clinics. Ogles was in the top five in balloting for High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2005. As a lifter, he placed first in the 85 kg class (ages 35-39) at the 2002 Texas State Championships and was second in the 94 kg (ages 35-39) class of that same event.
Ogles’ other work in the strength and conditioning profession, include adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma, teaching strength development and training methods in 2004. The class was designed to help future strength and conditioning professionals prepare for their career and to help students ready themselves for testing requirements of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He held positions of strength coordinator and football coach at four high schools, including Ada, Noble, Konawa and Allen (Texas) At Ada from 2000-2006, he was the director of physical development for all Ada sports (grades 7-12). Ogles was the strength and conditioning coordinator at Noble High School from 1999-2000. At Allen High School (Texas), he was assistant strength and conditioning coordinator from 1998-99.
During a span from 1990-95, Ogles was graduate assistant and defensive line coach for the ECU football team while also serving as assistant strength and conditioning coach. He was also involved in football recruiting. The 1991 Tiger defense unit was third in the nation in the NAIA ranks. Ogles was also a graduate assistant for the ECU softball team in 1995 as the Lady Tigers were conference co-champions.