Two Georgia Tech Strength Coaches Honored

May 1, 2013

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech strength and conditioning coaches Scott McDonald and Steve Tamborra were named Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches (MSCCs) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) at the organization’s annual conference.

This honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning profession.

“This is an incredible honor for Scott and Steve,” CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins said. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the Georgia Institute of Technology Athletic Program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have Coach McDonald and Coach Tamborra as a member of our association and to have them join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. They are truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.”

Georgia Tech Director of Football Player Development John Sisk, a previous Master Strength and Conditioning Coach honoree, will present both McDonald and Tambrorra with the blue MSCC Jacket on Thursday evening, May 9, at the Downtown Kansas City Marriott Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

Scott McDonald

McDonald is the Director of Olympic Sports Player Development for the Yellow Jackets and works directly with Tech’s women’s basketball, volleyball and women’s tennis teams. Tamborra is a Player Development Assistant and works hands on with the Jackets’ baseball, men’s golf and cheerleading programs.

Of McDonald, head women’s basketball coach MaChelle Joseph said, “Scott has been instrumental in the growth and development of our program. He has helped us go to another level as a team and as individual student-athletes. We are so fortunate to have him on our team.”

Steve Tamborra

When asked about Tamborra, head baseball coach Danny Hall said, “Steve has been on my staff for 14 years, and he is incredibly important in all phases of our player development. His knowledge and skill are unmatched in the profession, and his resume of developing pro baseball talent speaks for itself. I couldn’t be happier for Steve to achieve this honor, and it’s well deserved. I’m proud to have him on my staff and we are fortunate to have him at Georgia Tech.”

McDonald and Tamborra are two of the 22 coaches nationally to receive the honor this year and bring the total number of MSCCs to 137 nationally.

In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must first meet the following criteria:
1) Hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree;
2) Be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level;
3) Hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa);
4) Hold the CSCCa Certification – SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified);
5) Have a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level. ––