LFSN reporter Alan York recently had a chance to visit with Bill Gillespie, Liberty's head strength and conditioning coach, to talk about football's offseason training efforts.
Shortly after the Flames' season finale at Coastal Carolina on Nov. 17, Liberty's football team began its "next season" with their annual workouts with Gillespie. During today's interview, York visits with Gillespie to talk about how the football team continues to train during the offseason and prepare for spring football practice.
Gillespie returned to the Liberty University campus during the winter of 2005 and serves the athletic department as the director of the strength and conditioning program, including the oversight of the weightlifting and conditioning efforts for the football program.
Gillespie has more than 20 years of experience in collegiate strength and conditioning and two years of experience at the professional level after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the NFL's Seattle Seahawks from 2003 until just prior to his return to Liberty.
Following the team's workouts with Gillespie during the next several weeks, Liberty's team will begin spring practice workouts on March 21, culminating with the spring football game on April 15.