Michelle Diltz

Michelle Martin Diltz is in her eighth year as strength and conditioning coach for The University of Alabama softball and women’s golf teams. She has also been published in "Training and Conditioning" and "Coaching Management" magazines; presented as a speaker for Hammer Strength Clinics; and been interviewed by ESPN.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University, where she played outfield for the Pioneer softball team and earned many academic awards along with the TWU Redbud Outstanding Campus Leader Award and the NCAA Division II Degree Completion Scholarship. In 2005, she earned her MS in Sports Physiology from Texas A&M University. She’s earned a number of certifications, including National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) and the Functional Movement Specialist Level 1 certifications.

Michelle’s philosophy is that high force and rapid loading are always going to be a part of sports, and the job of a strength and conditioning coach is to prepare athletes for these forces to reduce the chance of injury while improving performance.

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