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Strength & Conditioning Staff

509-335-1985
david.lang@wsu.edu
Sports: Women's Basketball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf

David Lang
Director of Strength & Conditioning

Education:
M.S. - Austin Peay State University, 1995
B.S. - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1994

Certifications:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - C.S.C.S.
  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association - M.S.C.C.
  • USA Weightlifting - Level 1 Club Coach
  • TPI Certified (Titleist Performance Institute)

Professional Information and Awards:

  • 1998 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year (Patriot League)
  • 1995 Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year (Ohio Valley Conference)
  • Nominated for National Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year (1995, 1998)

Coaching Experience:
2008-Present: Washington State University, Director of Strength & Conditioning

  • Current Sports: Women's Basketball, Men's Golf, Women's Golf
  • Oversees Cougar Mania Strength and Conditioning Complex
  • Has been head strength and conditioning coach for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, cheer squad and Crimson Girls dance team
  • Worked with Klay Thompson, Aron Baynes and Kyle Weaver

2001-08: Washington State University, Associate Director of Physical Development

  • Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for men's and women's basketball, and First Assistant for football
  • Worked with numerous All-Americans and future NFL players, including first-round pick Marcus Trufant and Outland Trophy winner Rien Long.

1998-2000: Washington State University, Assistant Strength Coach

  • Worked with all varsity sports

1996-98: Colgate University, Director of Strength and Conditioning

  • Worked with 22 varsity sports
  • Second strength and conditioning coach in school history
  • Trained Adonal Foyle, the eighth overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft

1995-96: University of Illinois, Graduate Assistant Strength Coach

  • Worked with men's and women's gymnastics and swimming
  • Assisted with football and men's basketball
  • Trained Kevin Hardy and Simeon Rice - the second and third picks in the 1996 NFL Draft

1994-95: Austin Peay State University, Head Strength Coach

  • Worked with all 16 varsity sports

Professional Presentations and Additional Accomplishments:

  • 2015 NSCA North and South Dakota State Clinic Presenter (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • 2011 NSCA Washington State Clinic Presenter (Seattle)
  • 2010 Completed renovation project of the Cougar Mania Varsity Weight Room
  • 2010 Strength and Conditioning minor revival through the COE
  • 2009 Free week-long Children's Movement Clinic (Pullman Parks and Recreation)
  • 2001-Present: Adjunct Professor
  • 1999 Speaker, Pullman Summit Therapy
  • 1999 NSCA National Clinic Presenter (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • 1999 NATA State Convention (Spokane, Wash.)
  • 1998 Speaker, Cornell University Hockey Clinic (Ithaca, N.Y.)

Competitive Experience:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater: Football, 1991-93; Track & Field, 1993
  • 1993 UW-Whitewater Football Team Captain
  • 1993 WIAC Second-Team All-Conference - Football
  • 1992 WIAC First-Team All-Conference - Football
  • 1992 WIAC All-America Honorable Mention - Football

Hometown: Fort Atkinson, Wisc.
Wife: Brigitta
Children: Joseph, Bennett, Cameron, Alyssa and Timmon


509-335-1149
jbotch@wsu.edu
Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field (Sprints, Horizontal Jumps)

Jamion Botch
Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning

Education:
M.S. - Austin Peay State University (Health and Human Performance)
B.S. - Washington State University (Kinesiology)

Certifications:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - C.S.C.S.
  • USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach Level 1

Coaching Experience:
2015-Present: Washington State University, Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning

  • Current Sports: Baseball, Soccer, Track & Field (Sprints, Horizontal Jumps)

2014-15: Washington State University, Strength and Conditioning Specialist

  • Strength coach for soccer, baseball and track & field

2013-14: Washington State University, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Assist with all aspects of track & field, rowing and women's golf

2012-13: Western Oregon University, Professional Intern; Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Strength and conditioning coach for track & field and softball
  • Lead assistant for football, women's basketball and baseball

2011-12: Austin Peay State University, Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Strength and conditioning coach for softball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis

2010-11: Minnesota Twins, MiLB Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Strength and conditioning coach for the Beloit Snappers (Class A) MiLB affiliate of the Minnseota Twins

2009-10: University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Lead assistant for football and all other 19 varsity sports

509-335-8264
ashley.hamada@wsu.edu
Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Cross Country

Ashley Hamada
Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Education:
M.S. - Texas Tech University, 2014 (Exercise Science)
B.S. - Texas Tech University, 2012 (Exercise Science)

Certifications:

  • Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association - S.C.C.C.
  • USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach Level 1

Coaching Experience:
2015-Present: Washington State University, Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • Current Sports: Volleyball, Tennis, Swimming, Cross Country
  • Assist with Track & Field

2014-15: Michigan State University, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach - Professional Intern

  • Strength coach for men's and women's swim & dive and women's tennis
  • Assisted with women's basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, varsity rowing, novice rowing, women's gymnastics, women's field hockey and women's soccer

2014: Washington State University, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach - Intern

  • Assisted with volleyball

2012-14: Texas Tech University, Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Assisted with women's volleyball, women's soccer, men's and women's tennis, softball, women's golf and track & field

Competitive Experience:

  • Texas Tech University: Softball, 2009-12
  • 2012 Big 12 Dr. Gerald Lage Award
  • 2012 Texas Tech University Female Student-Athlete of the Year
  • 2012 Capital One Academic All-District First Team
  • 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Second Team
  • Three-time Big-12 Conference First-Team All-Academic (2010-12)

Hometown: Walla Walla, Wash.


509-335-5089
jblatner@wsu.edu
Sports: Rowing, Cheer Squad, Track & Field (Hurdles, Multi-events, Throws, Vertical Jumps)

Justin Blatner
Strength & Conditioning Specialist

Education:
M.A. - Northwestern University, 2014 (Sports Administration)
B.S. - Washington State University, 2011 (Kinesiology)
B.A. - Washington State University, 2011 (Economics)

Certifications:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association - C.S.C.S.
  • USA Weightlifting - Sports Performance Coach Level 1

Coaching Experience:
2015-Present: Washington State University, Strength & Conditioning Specialist

  • Current Sports: Rowing, Cheer Squad, Track & Field (Hurdles, Multi-events, Throws, Vertical Jumps)
  • Coordinator for Track & Field strength and conditioning

2014-15: University of California-Riverside, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Head strength and conditioning coach for track & field, softball, volleyball and men's and women's tennis

2012-14: Northwestern University, Graduate Assistant Sports Performance Coach

  • Head strength and conditioning coach for men's and women's swimming & diving, fencing, cross country (2013-14) and men's soccer (2012-13)
  • Assisted with men's basketball (2012-13) and all other varsity sports to varying degrees

2011-12: North Carolina State University, Intern Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Oversaw training for diving and cheerleading
  • Lead assistant for men's basketball and baseball
  • Assisted with women's soccer, wrestling, men's and women's swimming and track & field (sprinters and jumpers)

2011: Minnesota Twins, MiLB Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Strength and conditioning coach for the Elizabethton Twins (Rookie) affiliate of the Minnesota Twins

2007-11: Washington State University, Student Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • Oversaw training for men's golf and assisted with baseball, volleyball and soccer
  • Assisted with all varsity sports

Hometown: Pullman, Wash.

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