PHILADELPHIA CREAM – Temple UniversityAssistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance Tim Tefy announced the addition of three new strength and conditioning coaches, Rashan Chanyothi, kristen cole and Zach Purcillyto its staff.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rashan, Kristen and Zach to our Temple coaching staff,” Teefy said. “All three bring a wealth of experience and will fit perfectly into our mission to maximize the performance of our student-athletes.”

Chanyothi, who will oversee strength and conditioning programs for field hockey, crew and men’s tennis, was an assistant sports performance coach at Georgetown last year, working directly with field hockey, rowing athletics (men’s XC and sprinters/jumpers), in addition to being the assistant for football and men’s lacrosse. Prior to Georgetown, he was a full-time trainee strength and conditioning trainer at Army West Point (2020-2021). He was also a graduate intern in Performance and Sport Science at Pittsburgh while earning his Masters in Sport Science (’20).

Chanyothi, who earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Temple in the program’s exercise and sport science concentration in 2017, began her career in strength and conditioning with Platoon Fitness and Overachieves Sports & Speed ​​(2017-2019 ). The Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania native holds certifications from the National Strength & Conditioning Association (CSCS), USA Weightlifting (USAW-L1), and Functional Range Systems (FRCms).

Cole, who will oversee strength and conditioning programs for volleyball, golf, men’s and women’s cross country, comes to Temple after spending the past two years at Stony Brook, starting as an intern in August 2020 before moving on to Temple. to be promoted to Assistant Sports Performance Coach. in February 2021. There she worked specifically with soccer, men’s and women’s athletics, women’s swimming and diving, and women’s volleyball.

The Long Island, NY native worked as an intern student at the University of Delaware while earning her bachelor’s degree in exercise science with a minor in strength and conditioning in 2020. She also has a master’s degree in liberal studies with a concentration in coaching by Stony Ruisseau (2022). She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA and is CPR/AED certified by the American Red Cross.

Purcilly, who will oversee strength and conditioning programs for men’s soccer, women’s track and field and women’s tennis, comes to Temple after working last year as an Olympic strength and conditioning fellow at Michigan, with her primary responsibility for assisting in the design and implementation of strength and conditioning for 21 Olympic sports. He also developed and implemented training programs for Wolverines Volleyball’s volunteer assistant coach who plays professionally for Athletes Unlimited while assisting in the training of a former Wolverine now a professional hammer/shot putter.

The Troy, Michigan native, who earned his bachelor’s (’18) and master’s (’19) degrees in exercise science and exercise physiology from eastern Michigan, also served as the head coach of strength and conditioning for Ann Arbor Huron High School from 2020-2021. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a sports performance coach in weightlifting in the United States.