Micah Kurtz was named the 2016 National Strength Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He is in his 8th year as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at AC Flora high school in Columbia, South Carolina. In the past five years, AC Flora has won 12 state championships. The school was named the #1 athletic program of the year by The State newspaper in both 2014 and 2015.
Coach Kurtz also serves as the Strength and Conditioning Consultant Coach to the 9 time high school basketball national champion and winner of the 2016 Dick’s National Tournament Oak Hill Academy. He is also the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Ken Griffey Jr's new baseball club; Swingman Baseball LLC.
He has also been named the South Carolina Strength Coach of the Year in both 2013 and 2014 by the state coaches association.
Coach Kurtz has assisted the NFL, USA Basketball, USA Football and Nike Football on long term athletic development education. He is an active speaker at strength and fitness conferences across the U.S. and has presented in China, Hong Kong and Mexico. Kurtz is also the state director for both the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
More on Coach Kurtz:
Oak Hill Academy Strength and Conditioning Consultant, Coach Kurtz, Earns National Recognition
Director Strength and Conditioning for Swingman
Bryan Meagher is currently the Assistant Head Coach and Strength Coach of the perennial high school basketball powerhouse Oak Hill Academy. During his professional career he has coached numerous NBA players as well as dozens of Division I athletes. These athletes have included Kevin Durant, Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings, Josh Smith and Ty Lawson. Bryan brings an immense amount of knowledge along with an incredible dedication to enabling young athletes to maximize their potential.
Luke Kurtz is the Vice President of Legal Affairs for US Sugar and passionate about helping students maximize their full athletic, academic and professional potential. He played free safety and was named captain of the State University of New York- Albany football team where he won two conference titles and earned the nickname "DB9" for being a team player and aggressive hitter. He played and coached professional football for the Corinthians football club in São Paulo, Brazil. He is an active writer and has delivered speeches and presentations throughout the United States, Brazil, China and Hong Kong. His favorite books are Roadtrip Nation, The Alchemist and Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Coach Hallett is entering his 21st season as the head coach at A.C. Flora High School. Over the past 20 seasons his Falcons have compiled a 441-170 record for a 722 winning percentage. During his tenure at Flora his Falcons have won:
14 Region ChampionshipsHe has had over 30 players sign to play college baseball and play in South Carolina All Star games during his 20 seasons. He began his coaching career as an assistant at Oswego State University in upstate New York before coming to South Carolina. Once arriving in South Carolina he was an assistant coach for the Palmetto Baseball League for one year and served as an assistant coach at Richland Northeast for two seasons before taking the job at Flora in 1998. During the summer & fall season, he is the founder and coaches for the Swingman baseball SC organization (www.swingman.net).
13 District Championships
4 AAA Lower State Championships
4 AAA Upper State Championships
6 AAA State Championships
Coach Hallett graduated from Lowville Academy and Central Schools in 1987, where he lettered in football, basketball and baseball. After graduation he earned an Associated Degree from Jefferson Community College in Business Administration where he lettered in baseball and basketball. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Oswego State University in Sociology and lettered in baseball. Once arriving in South Carolina he completed his Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina in Physical Education. He is entering his 22nd year of teaching physical education with the last 20 at A.C. Flora High School. Coach Hallett, his wife Courtney and daughter Sophie live in Forest Acres, South Carolina.
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