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Football Performance Clinic Set for June 23

May 25, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Football Performance Clinic Set for June 23

Liberty will hold a Football Performance Clinic on June 23, featuring three certified master strength and conditioning coaches.

The inaugural event, sponsored by Sorinex, will be held in the weight room of the Arthur L. Williams Football Operations Center. The one-day clinic costs $35 per individual, with lunch and a t-shirt provided.

Registration for the event is open through June 12. Contact Bryant Lewellyn at with a t-shirt size and any additional questions.

Liberty's football strength and conditioning coach Bill Gillespie, along with retired strength and conditioning coaches Dave Williams (Liberty) and Dr. Mike Gentry (Virginia Tech), will serve as the host for the clinic.

Gillespie returned to the Liberty University campus during the winter of 2005 and is the head strength and conditioning coach for Liberty's football program.

Gillespie has more than 20 years of experience in collegiate strength and conditioning at Liberty and Washington He also has two years of experience at the professional level after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks (2003-04).

Williams is set to retire from Liberty in June after 33 years of services with the Flames' athletics department. Williams joined Liberty's staff in 1984 and served as head strength and conditioning coach until Gillespie returned to his alma mater.

Williams and Gillespie are the first pair of strength and conditioning coaches to be named a certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.) at the same school at the NCAA Division I FCS level.

Gentry retired from Virginia Tech as the Hokies' Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Performance following the completion of the 2015 football season.

A key member of Frank Beamer's football staff for 29 seasons, Gentry oversaw the strength and conditioning of all 22 varsity sports programs at Virginia Tech, in addition to supervising Tech's sports nutrition and sport psychology programs. Gentry was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2010. American Football Monthly also named him its Samson Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in March 2005.