Concord High School is pleased to name Matt Murphy as the Director of the Fitness and Performance Center. Mr. Murphy is a graduate of Dacula High School in Dacula, Georgia and holds a Bachelors Degree from Georgia College and State University and a Masters Degree from Arkansas State University. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and is also certified through USA Weightlifting.
Mr. Murphy comes to Concord from Arkansas State University where he first served as an intern before becoming Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for the past four years. He has also worked at Mercer University and several private facilities. During his career he has assisted in training programs for NFL and MLB players, Olympic athletes, and NFL draft combine training and has worked under highly respected Strength and Conditioning Coaches Dr. Pat Ivey and Kaz Kazadi.
As Fitness and Performance Center director at Concord, Murphy will take charge of a new facility which is nearing completion on the south end of the high school building. He will work with the Wellness teachers and head coaches to implement strength and conditioning programming as well as culture development for athletes and staff alike. He will also work closely with the Athletic Training staff to specifically tailor rehab programs for athletes returning from injuries. Programming will be offered both during the school day and after school as well as in the summer.
“We are beyond excited to welcome Mr. Murphy to the Concord Family,” said Dave Preheim, CHS Athletic Director. “While we are thrilled to have the new facility itself, we know that the key to maximizing the potential of the room is to have an expert to implement programming and more importantly, set a positive culture for all of our athletes and staff. Matt has significant experience working with males and females from a variety of sports so we are confident he will quickly establish a culture in the room that our kids want to be part of. One of the ways we evaluate our programs is whether our athletes are prepared to win. We believe that the new facility along with Matt’s expertise will be a significant step forward in preparing our kids to compete.”