Dave Van Halanger: A STT Exclusive
April 12, 2014•28 min
Dave Van Halanger was named Director of Player Welfare after serving ten years as Director of Strength and Conditioning for the University of Georgia. During his time at UGA, he has been part of a staff that has led Georgia to 106 victories, two SEC championships, four SEC Eastern Division titles, seven bowl victories, and six top ten finishes in the final national polls including No. 2 in 2007 and No. 3 in 2002. Van Halanger spent 18 years as FSU's strength and conditioning coach and five years as head strength coach at his alma mater, West Virginia, where he is credited with starting WVU's first organized weight training program. Van Halanger has worked with 29 consecutive bowl teams spanning his tenures at UGA, FSU and WVU, with those teams compiling a 21-7-1 record. He has tutored more than 30 NFL first-round draft picks. Van Halanger was awarded the title of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach, the highest honor presented by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He was also inducted into the Strength and Conditioning Hall of Fame.
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