Doyle earns 'master' title

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Huge honor for Iowa strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle announced yesterday.

Bill Maxwell, Iowa's strength and conditioning coordinator for Olympic sports, also is a masters strength coach.

Here's the release from Iowa sports info:

Doyle Named Master Strength & Conditioning Coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa head strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle will be named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). This honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession.

Master Strength and Conditioning Coach Jerry Schmidt from the University of Oklahoma will present Doyle with the blue MSCC Jacket on Thursday evening, May 10, 2012, at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla.

"This is an incredible honor for Chris," says CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins. "Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student-athlete, the University of Iowa athletic program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have coach Doyle as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional."

In order to receive this certification and corresponding title of distinction, an individual must first meet the following criteria: hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree; be a currently practicing, full-time strength & conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level; hold current membership in the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa); hold the CSCCa Certification - SCCC (Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified); and have a minimum of 12 years experience as a full-time strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate and/or professional level.

Doyle will be one of 15 collegiate strength and conditioning coaches to receive the prestigious certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach.

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