Ed Smith Jr. joined the Lynchburg athletics team as the director of strength and conditioning in July 2015. Smith oversees all aspects of the strength and conditioning programs for Lynchburg's varsity teams.
Smith served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Webber International University in Babson Park, Fla., before coming to Lynchburg. He designed, implemented and coordinated the Warriors' year-round strength and conditioning programs for baseball and women’s soccer, and assisted with men’s basketball and football. Smith implemented programs for the golf, softball, tennis and cheerleading teams.
A former graduate assistant at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., Smith designed, implemented, and coordinated a year-round strength and conditioning program for the Sea Gulls' football, women’s soccer, swimming and volleyball programs. He also assisted student-athletes in progression of quality nutritional, psychological and leadership information.
Smith earned his Master of Science degree in applied health physiology with a concentration in strength and conditioning at SU. He was a two-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference linebacker at Emory & Henry College and graduated from the institution with an athletic training degree.
During the summer of 2013, Smith had the unique opportunity to work with Olympic, professional and youth athletes while interning at EXOS (Athletes’ Performance) in Frisco, Texas.