Preston Greene – Strength Coach & Co-Presenter

Preston Greene – Strength Coach & Co-Presenter

greene-thumbPreston Greene is a Co-Presenter at the YPSI Training Camps.

Since 2011 Coach Greene is the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at the University of Florida, where he mainly works with the Florida Gators Mens Basketball Team.

In his two seasons at Florida, he has helped the team earn a 91-22 record under legendary Coach Billy Donovan, win the 2013 and 2014 SEC championships, make three Elite Eights and earn a trip to the 2014 Final Four. Greene has trained Bradley Beal, the third-overall 2012 NBA draft pick, 2013 NBA draft pick Erik Murphy and 2014 New Orleans Pelicans signee Patric Young.

During his first season at Florida, Greene’s work with the Gators was featured on the cover of Bigger, Faster, Stronger magazine, including an in-depth Q&A with Greene.

Previous Positions he held are:

2009-11 - Strength and Conditioning Coach for Clemson University Men’s Basketball. During his time at Clemson, the Tigers posted a combined record of 43-23 and advanced to a pair of NCAA Tournaments. Clemson earned its first NCAA Tournament win in 14 years in 2011 when the Tigers knocked off UAB in the first round.

2008-09 – Strength and Conditioning Coach at Stanford University Men’s Basketball under head coach Johnny Dawkins. He designed and implemented all aspects of the Cardinal players’ strength and speed development programs and oversaw the team’s nutritional needs. Stanford posted a 20-14 record and advanced to the College Basketball Invitational.

2003-08 – Director of Strength & Conditioning for Charlotte University. He worked primarily with the men’s basketball team and also worked closely with the men’s golf team.

2001-03 – Assistant Strength, Speed & Conditioning Coach at the University of Arizona for two years prior to his time with the 49ers program. At Arizona, he assisted with the implementation of strength, speed and conditioning for the football team, while serving as the Head Strength Coach for the women’s basketball and women’s soccer programs. He also directed the department’s nutrition and supplementation program. He was involved in 5 Olympic Medals at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Several of Greene’s assistant strength coaches have earned top positions with various Division I athletic programs.

Greene is one of 16 internationally certified PICP Level 5 Coaches.

He also contributed to the third edition of Basketball for Dummies by Digger Phelps, released in October 2011, updating and revising a chapter on strength and conditioning. In addition, Greene has hosted several private internships from coaches internationally, including Canada, Sweden, Germany, Dubai (UAE) and Australia.

He is the co-founder of the Eleiko Strength Summit, first held on May 8, 2010, at the Poliquin Strength Institute in Greenwich, R.I. The Eleiko Strength Summit is an invite-only event that attracts the elite level strength & conditioning coaches in the United States.

Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in health science from Clemson in 1999, with a minor in sport management. He received a master’s degree in 2000 from the University of Minnesota in applied kinesiology and sports management. Greene holds numerous certifications and memberships, including the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also recently earned certification as a performance enhancement specialist by the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Coach Greene’s recent work can be seen here

Sports Illustrated - Strongman training builds Florida into Final Four contender

Yahoo Sports - Strongman-style workouts helped Florida prepare for the new season

Bigger Faster Stronger – Hoop strong: Gator Basketball