Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
Jerry Handley is in his second season working with the nationally ranked women’s soccer and wrestling teams. He joined West Virginia University’s strength and conditioning staff as a graduate assistant in January, 2005, following a one-year internship and has since been promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach.
While at WVU, Handley has worked with all sports in various capacities. His training programs have helped the Mountaineers win conference championships in gymnastics, women’s soccer, and swimming and diving. Handley has also written training programs once used by men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, and women’s tennis, although not directly overseeing these sports' strength and conditioning programs.
Under Handley’s direction, two Mountaineer women’s soccer players have earned National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-America honors.
Handley has directly trained six Strength and Conditioning All-Americans and athletes that have advanced to the Olympics, the NBA, Major League Baseball and the Women’s Professional Soccer League.
He graduated from the WVU School of Medicine in August, 2006, with a M.S. in exercise physiology, and earned a M.S. in athletic coaching education in May, 2007. Handley is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and holds first aid, CPR, NASE and AED certifications.
During the past several years, he has competed in mixed martial arts, kickboxing, submission grappling, and amateur boxing events. Handley’s most recent mixed martial arts fights have been in the professional ranks in Atlantic City, N.J.
Handley resides in Morgantown.