Getting his love of strength and conditioning from powerlifting great Dan Austin, Coach Batson has been in the game for a while so he’s seen it evolve over time. From back in the day when the head strength coach oversaw all sports to now when the demands of football does require several full time strength coaches. As a coach from the Boyd Epley lineage, he learned early on to bring professionalism, organization and pride to his role as the strength and conditioning coach.
Even as a veteran of the industry and the program at Clemson, Coach Batson (and all his strength staff) still takes notes at every single team meeting. But it’s consistent habits like that which have gained his confidence and trust from head coach Dabo Swinney to help run the dynasty program they’ve built. Coach Batson knows his job is to show up and be the best strength coach for the program, and has a clear understanding of everyone else’s role and expertise in the program.
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