NMU Names Briscoe Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

NMU Names Briscoe Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

MARQUETTE, Mich. -- Northern Michigan University Director of Athletics Forrest Karr announced Thursday the hiring of Henry Briscoe III as the Wildcats head strength and conditioning coach.

Briscoe will oversee the strength and conditioning for Wildcat student-athletes and design programs for their physical development.

"Henry has a wealth of experience having served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Central Arkansas for 13 years," said Karr "He will have an immediate positive impact on our programs."

With the Bears, Briscoe designed and implemented speed, conditioning, nutritional and rehabilitation programs for all 15 sports. He helped the football team to three conference championships and two appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. He also helped the baseball program to a conference championship in 2012.

"I'm excited about joining a great staff and athletic program at Northern Michigan University," said Briscoe. "And it will be an honor in helping our student - athletes reach their potential both physically and mentally."

Briscoe also oversaw the design and organization of a new 1.7 million dollar weight room. He was also named National Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year by the American Football Monthly Magazine in 2007.

Prior to his time at UCA, Briscoe was an assistant strength and conditioning coach for a year each at Louisiana Tech and Detroit Mercy.

Briscoe is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association and served as the State Director for the National Association of Speed and Explosion. He holds a bachelor's of business administration from Louisiana-Lafayette and a master's of sports science from the United States Sports Academy.