Ed Nordenschild was named director of strength and conditioning at Virginia in April of 2007. Nordenschild had served as Virginia’s strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports since July of 2004 and he continues in that position.
His responsibilities in that area include overseeing all components of Olympic sports student-athlete development in the areas of strength and conditioning.
As UVa’s director of strength and conditioning, Nordenschild’s responsibilities include providing direction and leadership to establish, implement and accomplish unit objectives; maintaining and upgrading weight rooms and equipment; supervising the hiring and training of strength and conditioning staff; and policy and procedure development and implementation.
Nordenschild came to Virginia after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Fresno State University since August of 1999. At Fresno State, he was responsible for overseeing all operations regarding the athletics department’s strength and conditioning program. He received the Coach Practitioner Award from The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2003.
Prior to joining the athletics department at Fresno State, Nordenschild was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas from August of 1995 to August of 1999.
Nordenschild earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Texas-Arlington in 1993 and a master’s degree in kinesiology with a specialization in exercise physiology from the University of Texas in 1995.
He is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the United States Weightlifting Federation.