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BSMPG Welcomes Irving Schexnayder to Boston

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 @ 07:12 AM

BSMPG is proud to announce Irving "Boo" Schexnayder as a Keynote speaker for the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar, May 19-20, 2012 in Boston MA.


LSU Plyo Coach


Topic: Multijump Exercises - Applications for Teaching, Training, and Rehab

Irving "Boo" Schexnayder is regarded internationally as one of the leading authorities in training design. He, as co-founder of SAC, brings 31 years of experience in the coaching and consulting fields to the organization.

Most noted for his 12 years as a member of the Track and Field coaching staff at LSU. Schexnayder, who coached collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette and Blinn Junior College prior to arriving at LSU, placed quite an imprint on the collegiate track and field scene. Regarded as one of the world’s premier field event coaches, he was the mastermind behind 19 NCAA Champions during his collegiate coaching career. He was a part of 12 NCAA Championship teams and a pair of Juco National titles, as well as developing a host of conference champions and All-Americans.

Schexnayder has also been a prominent figure on the international scene, having coached triple jumper Walter Davis to multiple World Championships, and long jumper John Moffitt to a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He also tutored former US Long Jump Champ Brian Johnson, Miguel Pate, ranked 6th in the world in 2008, and US Indoor Champ Jeremy Hicks. He has coached 10 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, and was the Jumps Coach for Team USA at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

As impressive as Schexnayder's accomplishments are on the track, he has been just as successful off the track. He is certified at Level I, II and III, and owns the prestigious Master Coach Designation from USA Track and Field. He has formerly served as national chair of USATF's Coaching Education Committee, Jumps Subcommittee chair, and chair of the Biomechanics subcommittee.

Schexnayder currently serves as the Director of the Track and Field Academy, the educational branch of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association. He also instructs biomechanics, training design, and event specific courses in the Academy and chairs it's advisory board.

An educator by profession and a mentor of hundreds of coaches, he has been very active in curriculum development for Coaching Education programs, and has lectured nationally and internationally on speed/power training programs, biomechanics, track and field specific training and rehabilitation. He has authored several publications covering these topics.

He has also been very active in the consulting field, working in NFL player development and combine prep from 2002 to the present, and consulting for individuals, high school programs, collegiate programs, and several foreign NGBs in the areas of training design, jump improvement, speed training, rehabilitations, and specialized programs for football, basketball, soccer, golf, and volleyball.

Prior to his collegiate and international career, Schexnayder was a successful mathematics teacher and prep coach at St. James High School for 11 years, coaching football, track and field, and cross country.

The Vacherie, La., native was class valedictorian at St. James High in 1979, and earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees at Nicholls State University. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. in physical education in 1983 and later added a master's degree in administration and supervision in 1988, again earning cum laude honors.




Famously uttered by Sir Isaac Newton,

“If I can see further than anyone else, it is only because I am standing on the shoulders of giants.”

In 2011 BSMPG invited the titans of Sports Medicine and Performance to Boston for the largest conference of its kind, and many attendees left asking the question, "how could you ever top that speaker line-up?" Well, we did. BSMPG is proud to announce May 19-20, 2012 as the selected date for Sports Medicine and Strength professionals to desend upon Boston MA for another monster conference!

So how could we ever top last year's speaker set?

Let's just say that we asked last year's speakers who they wanted to hear and we got em!

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we reveal our entire 2012 speaker set. As we did last year, this seminar will be divided into three distinct educational tracks including a Hockey focus, a Basketball Focus and a clear Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Track with Keynote Speakers throughout the weekend bringing each track together for common lectures. Attendees may choose to stay within one track throughout the entire weekend or mix and match to meet their educational needs. Remember to save the date now - you won't want to miss another great summer seminar presented by BSMPG.

May 19-20, 2012 - Boston MA. Complete details coming soon!

Topics: basketball conference, BSMPG, athletic training conference, boston hockey conference