Eye of the Tiger is back and this time you get a chance to go behind the scenes of a women's tennis team practice as they take to the courts at the Racquet Club of Memphis.
David Young begins his second season as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Memphis. While at the U of M, Young will lead the entire strength and conditioning program for the women's tennis program and also assist with football.
Before arriving at Memphis, Young spent four years playing football at Central College in Pella, Iowa, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science-strength and conditioning in May 2012. While at Central College, Young worked as the main strength coach for the women's soccer program while assisting in the implementation of strength and conditioning with 15 other varsity teams.
In summer 2011, Young spent time with University of Iowa football team by assisting with warm-up, speed, plyometric, conditioning and lifting sessions.
During the summer of 2010, Young was an intern for Sterling Center for Sports Performance and worked at Pella High School by designing warm-up, torso, mobility, team building and plyometric programs for female athletes. Young also assisted with the strength and conditioning program with Pella's football and baseball teams.
Young is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is a USAW Level I Sports Performance Coach. Since 2009, Young has been certified in cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid and artificial external defibrillator (AED).
Currently, Young is working on his Master of Arts degree in sport and leisure commerce and is expected to graduate in 2013.