Jerry Handley joined West Virginia University’s strength and conditioning staff as a graduate assistant in January, 2005, after a one-year internship and was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2007. His primary responsibilities are Women’s Soccer, Rowing, and Rifle.
While at WVU Handley has worked with all sports in various capacities. His training programs have won conference championships in Gymnastics, Women’s Soccer and Swimming & Diving. Handley has also written training programs once used by Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, and Women’s Tennis.
Handley has directly trained 6 Strength and Conditioning All-Americans and athletes in the Olympics, NBA, MLB, and WPSL (Women’s Professional Soccer League).
He graduated from the WVU School of Medicine in December, 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), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach certified (CSCCa), and holds first aid, CPR, NASE and AED certifications.
In the past Handley’s competitive career spanned 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.