June 30, 2009
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Loyola Marymount Director of Athletics, Dr. William Husak, announced today, Tuesday, June 30, the hiring of Robert (Bobby) Harmston as the new head strength coach for the program's 21 varsity sports. Harmston spent the last three years with UC Irvine as an assistant strength coach.
"The last three years at UC Irvine he has implemented programs in speed, power, strength, conditioning, agility, nutrition and flexibility," said Husak. "In addition to his knowledge and background, I and the hiring committee were very impressed with is ability to communicate and dedication to developing the potential in our student-athletes so that we can win championships. We are very excited to have him on board at LMU."
Joining UC Irvine in 2006, Harmston worked directly with the men's and women's soccer program, men's and women's tennis, women's golf, men's and women's track, mean's and women's diving. He also assisted with baseball and men's basketball. Prior to UC Irvine, he spent one year at Cal State Fullerton as a graduate assistant/intern.
Harmston earned his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology in May of 2004 and then his Masters of Science in Kinesiology in August of 2006, both at Cal State Fullerton. For both degrees his emphasis was in Performance Enhancement/Sport Psychology.
While at Cal State Fullerton, he also served as an assistant sport psychology consultant at Cal State Long Beach, working with men's basketball team in 2003-04. He also was the head junior varsity baseball coach at Brea Olinda High School (2002-03), an instructor at the Mark Cresse School of Baseball in Orange County (2002-03) and a team coach for the Assoicated Student, Inc., Titan Youth Gymnastics (1998-2000).
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