Mission

Strength

The mission of the Ole Miss Strength & Conditioning program is to support every varsity sport in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, by propelling each student-athlete to maximize their athletic potential for competitive success. This is accomplished by integrating practical research-based training methodologies to increase power, strength, speed, mobility, agility and efficiency of movement for sport-specific tasks. Equally important as improving these qualities, is conditioning every student-athlete to be able to repeat these sport-specific tasks at a frequency required for competitive success while concurrently developing the mental toughness required to compete in the SEC and the NCAA.

Ole Miss student-athletes are exposed to a variety of training methodologies, including, but not limited to, Olympic-Style weightlifting, traditional strength training, non-traditional strength training, plyometric and agility training. These methods and tools are incorporated into the athlete’s experience through the development of annual training plans designed for the seasonal demands of their respective sports. This integrated approach is an essential component to the reduction of acute and chronic sport related injuries.

Ole Miss student-athletes train in three state-of-the-art facilities: the Starnes Athletic Training Center, Indoor Practice Facility and Basketball Practice Facility. With access to these exceptional resources, the strength & conditioning staff at Ole Miss have an abundance of tools at their disposal to ensure that every student-athlete is trained to compete at the highest level. To enhance their preparation, the student-athletes are educated in nutrition by Faculty from the University of Mississippi’s Dietetics and Nutrition program, and are instructed in, and exposed to, various recovery strategies designed to ensure that they experience ongoing positive performance adaptations in response to their training program.

Throughout their experience at the University of Mississippi, student-athletes are routinely reminded of what is expected of them in the classroom, in competition, in the community and in honoring the rich tradition of Ole Miss Athletics by the facilities in which they train, the way in which they train and their day-to-day interaction with the strength & conditioning staff.

07/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

New Facility, Staffing For Ole Miss...

When head football coach Hugh Freeze arrived at Ole Miss, he started requiring breakfast every morning for his players. It not only paid off with a 7-6 season, but it also helped push forward plans... Read More [+]

07/22/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Resolution Reached in Bennie Abram Case...

The lawsuit concerning the death of former University of Mississippi student-athlete Bennie Abram has been settled with no finding of fault against the university's athletics program, its athletic ... Read More [+]

07/18/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

More Intensity, Faster Tempo In Year Two...

Paul Jackson arrives at his office in the Indoor Practice Facility just before 6 a.m. on Friday morning. Read More [+]

06/13/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

Katie Breathitt Named Muscle Milk Athlete ...

Ole Miss senior track & field/cross country runner Katie Breathitt was recently honored as the Muscle Milk Female Athlete of the Year by the Collegiate & Professional Sports Dietitians Association ... Read More [+]

05/31/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

SEC Announces Update On Concussions

In June of 2012, the SEC Presidents and Chancellors formed a "Working Group on Concussions," charged with reviewing available research, evaluating diagnosis guidelines, identifying standards of... Read More [+]

04/05/2013 - Health and Sports Performance

WLBT: Ole Miss QB's Re-Injury Risk Lowered...

WLBT's Stephanie Bell-Flynt recently reported on Bo Wallace's clavicle surgery and the rehab process. Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Ole Miss Athletics Creates Health And...

Ole Miss' athletic trainers begin treatment and rehabilitation as early as 6 a.m. and are available until the last student-athlete is finished with practice or competition. There are currently six ... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Jones Chairing SEC Working Group On...

The Southeastern Conference has assembled a working group, chaired by Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Dan Jones, to research and evaluate sports-related concussions as it relates to the SEC. It was... Read More [+]

11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Miller Joins Freeze's Support Staff

Ole Miss head football coach Hugh Freeze boasts great experience in his support staff, particularly with the addition of John Miller as Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations.

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11/13/2012 - Health and Sports Performance

Jackson To Lead Football Strength Staff

From 2007-10, Jackson served as an Assistant Strength Coach at LSU, working directly with the Tigers football and volleyball teams. During his time in Baton Rouge, Jackson won an SEC and national... Read More [+]

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    Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - Athletics

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    Monday, April 21, 2014 - Men's Tennis

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  • Ole Miss Athletics Week in Review (April 14-20)

    Monday, April 21, 2014 - Athletics

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    Monday, April 21, 2014 - Baseball

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    Monday, April 21, 2014 - Women's Golf

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    Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Baseball

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    Friday, April 18, 2014 - Women's Golf

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    Friday, April 18, 2014 - Baseball

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    Friday, April 18, 2014 - Athletics

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  • Ellis Duels Nola To A Draw In Series Opener

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Baseball

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  • Two More Second-Round Projections For Moncrief

    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Football

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    Thursday, April 17, 2014 - Athletics

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