Decoding Excellence

The Decoding Excellence show , hosted by Adam Ringler, is an exploration of the human element behind world-class performers. The show is centered around intimate conversations with masters of their craft, to distill the tools, tactics, and techniques that encapsulates excellence. The Decoding Excellence show focuses on identify the commonalities and differences between world-class professionals in order to deconstruct and decode excellence.
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Apr 6, 2017

​In this episode of the Decoding Excellence show, I am speaking with Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of Tennessee, Coach Greg Adamson.

Coach Adamson to Tennessee after serving as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Winthrop in 2011-12. While at Winthrop, he developed training regimens and programs for women's basketball, baseball, men's & women's Soccer, track and field, men's tennis, and lacrosse. Prior to his time at Winthrop, he served as a graduate assistant for strength and conditioning at Central Michigan for two years, where he worked with four top 25 teams.

Coach Adamson and I discuss:

  • His background into S&C
  • Coaching progressions & evolutions
  • Empowerment & Education
  • Battling Entitlement
  • The Power of Youth Coaching
  • Characteristics of Great Coaches
  • Problem Solvers & Enthusiasts
  • Favorite Books from 2016
  • Utilization of Sports Technology
  • Building Sport-Science Buy-in
  • His Definition of Excellence

You can catch up with Coach Adamson on Twitter at @UTCoachGreg


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