From the University of Missouri
Mizzou Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, Pat Ivey, has been recognized as the 2013 FootballScoop Strength and Conditioning Coach of Year, presented by ProGrass.
Responsible for Mizzou Football's entire player development program, Ivey additionally oversees the development of Mizzou's remaining varsity sports. Ivey was named a finalist for the FootballScoop award based off of nominations by coaches, athletic directions and athletic department personnel from around the country. Prior winners selected Ivey as this year's award recipient.
Thanks in part to Ivey's hard work and dedication, Mizzou Football recently completed an outstanding 12-2 campaign that saw the Tigers claim a Southeastern Conference Eastern Division championship and Cotton Bowl Classic title.
A former Mizzou Football letterwinner (1993-95), Ivey received his undergraduate degree in 1996 in Hotel and Restaurant Management with an emphasis in nutrition. He completed his master's in health education in 2000 while serving as a graduate assistant and assistant director of strength and conditioning at Mizzou. Ivey returned to Missouri in 2005 in the role of Director of Strength and Conditioning after serving in the same capacity at Tulsa (2002-04).
Ivey holds certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and United States Weightlifting.
Previous winners of the Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year award are Don Sommer (TCU, 2008), Joey Batson (Clemson, 2009), Kevin Yoxall (Auburn, 2010), Shannon Turley (Stanford, 2011) and Kaz Kazadi (Baylor, 2012).