Lee Rowland joined the Texas A&M – Corpus Christi Department of Athletics in April 2012 as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. In his role, he oversees all aspects of the physical development of the student-athletes from the Islanders’ 15 varsity sports in addition to the spirit programs.
Before coming to the Island University, Rowland spent nearly five years at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. There, he designed and implemented strength training workouts for baseball, track & field, cross country, swimming, diving, soccer, tennis, volleyball and cheerleading and also assisted with men’s and women’s basketball. He also assisted in teaching a class on the principles of strength & conditioning and administered weekly tests to undergraduate students.
Prior to his time at JMU, he spent two seasons as a strength coach for the Lynchburg (Va.) Hillcats, the single-A, Carolina League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. There, he set up conditioning programs for the team’s pitching staff, scheduled weight training sessions at home and on the road and supervised lifting sessions. He also supervised a rotator cuff maintenance program for all athletes.
Rowland attended Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he spent four years as a student strength coach with the Cyclones football team. He worked with the players on the proper biomechanics of running, jumping and agility techniques and also instructed them on lifting techniques.
Rowland is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA and is a certified strength and conditioning coach by the CSCCa. He graduated from Iowa State in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance, and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in executive leadership through Liberty University’s online program.