Nick Newman Hired As Track Assistant Coach
Newman comes to Berkeley with over 15 years of experience in training youth, junior and professional athletes. During his professional career, Newman has specialized in the biomechanics of sprints and jumps, speed development and long term program design. In 2011, he guided triple jumper Blessing Ufodiama to a breakout season as she became the No. 2 ranked jumper in the country.
Recently, Nick served as Director of Scholastic Training at Athletic Lab Sport Performance Training Center in Cary, N.C. Newman joined the Athletic Lab staff in 2013, developing high school, collegiate and professional athletes in a wide variety of sports.
As an author, Newman published his first book, The Horizontal Jumps: Planning for Long Term Development in 2012 and has contributed to leading sports performance journals and websites such as the National Institute of Sport Research, SpeedEndurance.com, SimpliFaster.com, and EliteTrack.com.
Newman earned a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from Manhattan College in 2006 and a Master's Degree in Human Performance & Sport Psychology from California State University Fullerton in 2009. He also holds certifications in Strength & Conditioning, Technical Coaching and Sport Performance from the United States Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and USA Weightlifting.
His personal athletic background includes competing as an international long jumper for England, logging a personal best of 7.80 meters (25-7.00).
Newman and his wife Shannon have two daughters, Baylee Sage, 3, and Beckham Lee, 1.