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Hammer Strength


Saturday, January 21, 2017


  • Early Registration - Ends January 6th: $55/$30 each additional staff member
  • Regular Registration - After January 6th: $65/$40 each additional staff member

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Deer Park High School
710 W. San Augustine
Deer Park, TX 77536

Hotel Accommodations:

Hampton Inn
1450 Center Street
Deer Park, TX 77536
(281) 930-9091
Special Clinic Rate TBA

Tentative Schedule:

7:00 Registration Opens
7:55 Welcome / Opening Remarks
8:00 Shane Trotter – Mansfield High School
9:00 Yancey McKnight – University of Houston
10:00 Ed Cosner – Power Sport
11:00 Lauren Harris – University of Nebraska
12:00 Lunch (Provided)
1:00 From the Floor Presentations
1:00 – 1:15 - Shane Trotter
1:15 – 1:30 - Yancey McKnight
1:30 – 1:45 - Ed Cosner
1:45 – 2:00 - Lauren Harris
2:00 Closing Remarks

2017 Speakers

Shane Trotter

Shane Trotter is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas. He has worked at Mansfield High since graduating from TCU, in 2011. Shane grew up outside of St. Louis in O’Fallon, Illinois where he played Football and ran Track. His coaching career began early when he helped start the first Lacrosse team at O’Fallon Township High School in 2008. Since then he’s coached football, track, softball, and powerlifting at Mansfield High School on his way to becoming the Strength & Conditioning Coordinator. Currently, he holds the CSCS, USAW-1, and ISSA certifications. He is also a frequent writer for Breaking Muscle and Stack where he has published 25 articles this year.

Through training, Shane Trotter has found an amazing vehicle to impact students. He believes strongly in living an active, healthy lifestyle and helping others take control of their lives with positive habits and goals. Like most, countless great coaches in this field and many others have influenced his training philosophy. At its core, he believes, great training comes from the power of simplification and executing essentials with passion and purpose.

In his free time, Shane enjoys spending time with his wife hiking, reading, exploring the DFW area, or just hanging around the house. He and his wife have, also, started a health club on their campus where they work with students to educate and create a healthier school culture. He believes strongly that all people have a heroic dynamic ability within themselves that should be fostered and brought out.

To keep up with Shane you can follow him on Twitter: @TrotterCoach or email him at shanetrotter@misdmail.org.

Yancy McKnight

Yancy McKnight was named Director for Football Sports Performance at Houston on Jan. 8, 2015.

Coach McKnight arrived in Houston after serving the past six seasons as Director of Strength & Conditioning at Iowa State. While at Iowa State, McKnight helped mentor seven Cyclones who have gone onto to play in the NFL (Reggie Stephens, David Sims, Leonard Johnson, Kelechi Osemele, A.J. Klein, Jake Knott, Jeremiah George) and improved the Cyclones strength and conditioning stature of the program by leaps and bounds as ISU participated in three bowls during his time in Ames.

Besides Paul Rhoads, McKnight has worked under some of football's most successful and innovative coaches, including Les Miles of LSU, Todd Graham of Arizona State and David Bailiff of Rice.

Coach McKnight worked at Rice (2006-08) prior to his arrival at Iowa State. McKnight's guidance in the weight room was credited by the players as a key component in the Owls' magical run to a bowl game in 2006. In 2008, Rice posted one of its best seasons in school history, compiling a 10-3 mark, including a 38-14 win over Western Michigan in the Texas Bowl.

The 2006 Owls showed a level of endurance that allowed them to battle back and win three times on the last offensive play of the game, due in large part to McKnight's conditioning and strength retention programs. Again in 2007, the Owls proved to be a formidable opponent throughout each game, winning a pair of games on their last possession. In 2008, the conditioning of the Rice players was key in the Owls' drive to being named West Division co-champions of Conference USA.

Coach McKnight is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), a certified strength and conditioning coach (SCCC), and a USA Weightlifting Level I certified coach.

Coach McKnight was a Division II All-American on the offensive line at Missouri Southern, earning his degree from the school in 2001. He was inducted into the Missouri Southern Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.

He is married to the former Lynn Karns and they are the parents of sons, Brody and Brock.

Ed Cosner

Ed is an Internationally recognized Strength and Conditioning Coach specializing in the Physical Development of Complete Athlete. To him its all about the Hard Work that drives the Deliberate Process in becoming a Champion. 

Currently he owns PowerSport Strength and Conditioning a private facility in Houston, Texas and has a large online training presence with the help of Train Heroic.  He is the personal coach to Ben and Owen Franks of the two-time Rugby World Cup Champion New Zealand All Blacks and several other international rugby forwards and many high school rugby forwards. 

He conducts workshops and seminars worldwide on the Physical Development of the Rugby Tight Forward and has served as a consultant with the New Zealand All Blacks, Australia Wallabies, Rugby Super 15 teams the Crusaders and Hurricanes as well as National Rugby League teams in Australia and New Zealand. 

In addition to PowerSport, Ed is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Texas High Performance Rugby.  He started his coaching career as a summer intern with the Houston Oilers which lead him to his first coaching stop with the San Antonio Riders of the World League of American Football.  He went on to coach with the San Antonio Spurs (earning 2 NBA Championship rings), Baylor University, and University of Texas at San Antonio where he started the strength and conditioning program while an undergraduate student. 

He has earned a top notch education with Bachelor Degrees in Kinesiology and Philosophy from University of Texas at San Antonio and a Masters in Human Performance form Baylor University where he also served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach.  

He holds certifications of Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Senior Coach with USA Weightlifting, Certified Conditioning Specialist from Irish Rugby Union among others because learning is always a fun adventure. 

Personally, Ed lives his training philosophy and is a World Class Strength Athlete earning championships in several strength sports. He was a standout high school athlete and went on to play rugby and powerlift in the US Army’s Elite Athletes Program while serving as an Army Ranger. 

Lauren Harris

Harris is the assistant director for strength and conditioning at Nebraska, and coordinates training for the softball and rifle teams. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Lauren Harris became part of the Husker strength and conditioning program in February 2012.

Before joining the Nebraska staff, Harris served as the director of strength and conditioning at Texas A&M - Corpus Christi, beginning in 2009.  While at TAMUCC, Harris was responsible for the training and supervision of all 14 Division I sports, and oversaw the design and completion of TAMUCC's first athletics-only weight facility in the spring of 2011.

Harris served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Ohio State from 2006 to 2009. 

Primarily responsible for men's swimming, women's swimming, synchronized swimming, rifle and novice and varsity crew teams, Harris gained experience training numerous All-Big Ten, All-American and National team athletes. She served a six-week stint as the USA National Synchronized Swimming strength coach while they trained on-site at OSU. Harris also was part of the Olympic sports strength and conditioning staff at Marshall University during the spring of 2006.

As a basketball player at Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, Texas, Harris earned All-ASC (2001-2004) and Kodak First-Team All-America honors (2004).  She holds all HSU career, season and game three-point records and was named ASC Female Athlete of the Year in 2004.

Harris is a native of Stephenville, Texas and graduated with her bachelor's degree (2004) and master's degree (2005) in sports and recreation management from Hardin-Simmons.

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The Summer Training Program is voluntary and does not guarantee a position or place on a team.
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Doug Bull - Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

710 W. San Augustine
Deer Park, TX 77536

Phone: (832)-668-7243

Email: dbull@dpisd.org

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