|Daniel Kohn, Head
Daniel Kohn is the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Cal State Northridge Athletics. He oversees the direction and execution of speed, strength and conditioning programs for 13 intercollegiate sports at CSUN.
Coach Kohn earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State Fullerton and his Masters degree in Sports Management from Cal State Long Beach. Prior to his current position, he was an Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at William & Mary College in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Coach Kohn began his coaching career at the University of Washington as a part-time Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach. He is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Jeff Crelling, Assistant Strength
Jeff Crelling joined the Cal State Northridge strength and conditioning staff in November, 2010, as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Crelling develops and implements the training programs for women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's volleyball, and women's tennis.
Prior to joining Cal State Northridge, Crelling was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of California, Davis, where he developed speed, strength and conditioning programs for five NCAA Division I teams.
Crelling received his Masters degree in physical education from the University of Nebraska (Omaha) where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach, and received his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University where he served his internship for two years.
Crelling holds his strength and conditioning specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and his USA weightlifting certification.
Cal State Northridge Athletic Performance Center
The California State University Northridge Athletic Performance Training Facility is located in Redwood Hall adjacent to The Matadome. The 3,500 square foot facility includes 7,500 pounds of free weight, including bumper plates and urethane barbell plates. The weight room also houses 2,500 pounds of dumbells.
|The training center includes ten state of
the art Power-Lift Olympic Weightlifting platforms, ten Power-Lift
multidimensional half racks with lever action benches. The facility
also contains a selection of other training modalities such as
medicine balls, stability balls, plyometric boxes and hurdles, flex
resistance bands, slide boards and jump ropes.
The training programs designed by the Strength and Conditioning staff at California State University Northridge cover all facets of speed, agility, strength, conditioning, and joint flexibility. Each training program is based upon the development of functional strength and explosive power using Olympic Weightlifting (i.e. Snatch, Clean & Jerk) and other free weight movements that help prepare student-athletes for the rigors of athletic competition.
|The goal of the Strength and Conditioning staff at California State University Northridge is to foster a positive training environment that will provide each student-athlete the opportunity to reach their athletic potential. The true success of any strength and conditioning program is in the design and implementation. We believe it is necessary to educate and motivate student-athletes about the importance of a multi-faceted strength and conditioning program. Experience has shown that better educated student-athletes are likely to train harder and smarter. The Matador training experience encourages competition, accountability, and self-discipline.|