Greg Werner became the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at James Madison University in 1995 after working as an assistant in the program the previous three years. He received his Masters degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from JMU (’94).
In addition to directing JMU's strength & conditioning program Coach Werner is the faculty instructor for the School of Kinesiology's Concepts of Strength & Conditioning. Outside of the collegiate ranks Coach Werner has instructed several NFL, MLB, Pro Basketball and Olympic athletes. In 2006 Coach Werner received the prestigious title of Master Strength & Conditioning Coach from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and was nominated to be a finalist for the NSCA's College Strength & Conditioning Professional of the Year Award. In 2005 he received the highest honor from the NSCA and earned the Coach Practitioner distinction, and in 1999 was selected the CAA Conference’s Strength & Conditioning Professional of the Year.
Coach Werner is certified by the NSCA, Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and International Sports Medicine Association. Additionally, he is the President of AthElite Strength & Conditioning services, a training and consulting business. He and his wife Cyndi have two children, Hans Christian and Heidi Faith.