Loyola Strength & Conditioning Coach Named to Post for Australian Women's Lax Team

Dec. 17, 2007

BALTIMORE - Loyola College Strength and Conditioning Coach Rob Taylor has been named the Head Strength Coach of the Australian Women's Lacrosse World Cup Team that will compete in the 2009 World Championships.

Taylor, who has worked at Loyola since 2003, will continue his duties at the College traveling with the Australian team on numerous occasions, including to the World Championships in Prague, Czech Republic.

"I am grateful and honored to be asked to be involved with educating people about what we do (at Loyola) on the national and international level," Taylor said. "The credit should go to each student-athlete here and to the outstanding effort that they put into each season."

Taylor will also be a speaker at the two largest soccer conferences in the nation, the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Soccer Conference in Anaheim, Calif., January 4-6, 2008, and the Naitonal Soccer Coaches Association of America in Baltimore, January 16-19, 2008.

Taylor will present a classroom presentation at both conventions, lecturing about the Greyhounds' heart-rate training, injury prevention, sport-specific agility, treadmill and skill development programs.

He will also be a presentor at the National Association of Speed and Explosion National Conference from June 20-22, 2008, in Marietta, Ohio. He will specifically talk about Loyola's speed enhancement, rest and recovery, injury prevention and heart-rate training/conditioning strategies.

Taylor also hosts an annual Athletes Performance Conference at Loyola College each summer.