Jeremy Golden was named the strength and conditioning coach for the Virginia Women’s Basketball team in July of 2019.Golden, the former head strength and conditioning coach for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, has spent over a decade working with various NCAA Division I athletes before arriving at Virginia. Most recently, Golden worked as the assistant director of athletic performance at the University of New Mexico, where he worked with Lobos Women Basketball and Softball programs. Before that, Golden worked as the director of sports performance at Santa Clara University. He also spent six years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Cornell, and one year working with the Friars’ women’s basketball team at Providence College. Golden has also made collegiate stops at Colgate University (Hamilton, N.Y.), and the University of Texas, El Paso. Additionally, Golden spent time as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Albuquerque Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League (now the NBA G-League). A certified strength and conditioning specialist and registered strength and conditioning coach (RSCC*D) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Golden also serves as a board member with the NSCA’s Basketball Special Interest Group. As a junior in college, Golden walked-on and played football at the University of Tulsa while earning a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication, which he received in 1999. Golden then went on to earn a master’s of science degree in physical education and sports administration from the University of New Mexico in 2003.