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Craig Sowers


Craig Sowers is the Head Football Strength Coach at The University of Akron. Prior to that, Coach Sowers was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at UCLA and worked with the Bruins Football, Women’s Soccer and Men's Volleyball teams. He is also the Director of the Akron General Sports Performance program in Akron, Ohio and currently oversees two facilities with a third on the way.
Prior to Akron General Sports Performance, Coach Sowers served as a Center Director in two facilities for Velocity Sports Performance. While at Velocity, Sowers worked with a number of NFL, MLB, and Track and Field athletes and was selected to be on the Sports Performance Directors Advisory Council where he was Chairman from November 2006 to July 2007. From 2000 to 2003 Sowers served as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at The University of Texas at El Paso and before that he was a Student Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Akron, his alma mater.
Over the course of his career, Coach Sowers has been fortunate to work with over 50+ NFL players, 10 MLB players, 8 MLS players, and multiple numbers of other athletes in the NBA, WNBA, WPS, AVP, and USA Track and Field (Including 3 Olympic Medalists). He and his wife (Lori) are Ohio natives and have two boys Bo and Payton.

Akron S&C Coach