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Tad Johnson
Tad

Bachelor’s in Human Performance and Fitness
Master’s in Applied Kinesiology
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA

Tad is the owner of TJ Sports Programs and has developed the Workout Builder, which makes writing a workout quick and individualized. It is used to help manage and progress hundreds of athletes at once by using advanced formulas to calculate the load being lifted specifically for the athlete chosen.

Tad’s Strength & Conditioning background includes: being a student assistant at Northern State University working with Football, Volleyball and Basketball. Tad worked with and developed the Strength & Conditioning Program for the Men’s Basketball program under Coach Don Meyer, the winningest Men’s Basketball Coach in NCAA history at the time.

After graduating with his Bachelor’s, Tad went on to intern at the University of Minnesota and pursue his Master’s. A year into the program, Tad was hired as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, by the Gophers, working with Men’s Track & Field, Baseball, Hockey, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Golf, and Men’s Basketball. During Tad’s year and 8 months with the Gophers, the Women’s Hockey program won back to back National Championships and went undefeated during the 2012-13 season. The Men’s Hockey program had back to back NCAA tournament appearances and one Frozen Four appearance.

In 2013 Tad was hired as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Hockey at Clarkson University. There he oversees all aspects of training for both the Men’s and Women’s Hockey programs.

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Steve Felde

Steve-Strength Training

In May 2013, Steve Felde joined the University of Miami as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, focusing on Canes men’s basketball and women’s soccer.

Felde comes to Miami after a year at Minnesota where he was the assistant director of strength and conditioning for the Gophers, who played in the third round of the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament. In that position he oversaw all aspects of men’s basketball weight lifting, plyometric and conditioning programs. He also monitored nutritional needs for basketball student-athletes and implemented strength programs for men’s and women’s hockey, men’s swimming and men’s golf.

Prior to his time in Minneapolis, Felde was the director of strength and conditioning at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee from 2007-12. While there, he oversaw strength and conditioning programs for 13 NCAA Division I sports including baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, track and field, men’s and women’s swim/dive, tennis, cross country and volleyball. He contributed to 34 Horizon League Championships in a variety of sports and helped the women’s soccer team to two consecutive years in the national rankings. The men’s basketball team saw marked progress in their overall record under Felde’s programs, as did the volleyball and baseball teams.

He also spent time with Minnesota in 2005 as an assistant strength coach, training student-athletes in Olympic lifting techniques and implementing strength and speed development programs for 25 teams.

Felde earned his B.S. in athletic training and exercise leadership from Concordia University of Wisconsin in May of 2003. As an undergrad, he worked as both an athletic trainer – working with football and wrestling – and strength and conditioning coach – for the men’s basketball and men’s soccer teams – for the Falcons.

He is certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has been a certified club coach for USA Weightlifting since 2004. In 2010, Felde obtained a master’s of sport science from the United States Sports Academy.