Boyd Epley, MEd, CSCS*D, FNSCA, RSCC*E, is the Chairman of the Volt Athletics Strength Coach Board of Advisors, and a contributor to the Volt Athletics Performance Blog.
Considered the “Godfather of Strength and Conditioning”, Epley served as the University of Nebraska’s head strength coach for 35 years and founded the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 1978. The group honored Epley with its first National Strength Coach-of-the-Year Award in 1980, and in 1993 he was presented the NSCA’s first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009 the NSCA Board of Directors changed the name of the award to the Boyd Epley Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Epley is the most decorated strength coach in history and for his national contribution in strength and conditioning, Epley was named a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
According to ESPN, “Epley is arguably the single most important individual in the history of strength and conditioning in college athletics.” Epley returned to Nebraska in October 2014 as the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning and currently oversees the department he built.