Richard Shaughnessy, II, head strength and conditioning coach at Troy University, was recently named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa).
The honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession. Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Dave VanHalanger from the University of Georgia presented Coach Shaughnessy with the blue MSCC Jacket on May 7.
In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must: hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; be a currently practicing, full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level; hold current membership in the association; hold the CSCCa Certification – SCCC (Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified); and have been a full-time collegiate and/or professional strength and conditioning coach for a minimum of 12 years.
Shaughnessy was one of 10 coaches to receive the distinction this year, joining the existing 70 who hold the honor.