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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #200: Mark Asanovich - "You Take Care Of Those Kids"


Mark Asanovich is a fourteen-year National Football League (NFL) Strength & Conditioning Coach veteran. Asanovich spent six seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, after spending six seasons as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for Head Coach Tony Dungy with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He served as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 2002 and for the Minnesota Vikings in 1995. Prior to joining the Vikings, Asanovich served as the strength & conditioning coach at Anoka High School from 1987-95. During his tenure there, the school captured state football championships in 1990 and 1994. Anoka also won state titles in soccer (1989), wrestling (1991), and basketball (1992) during his eight years at the school. Asanovich came to Anoka after spending 1986 in a similar capacity at The Citadel and 1984 & 1985 at The Ohio Sate University. The Buckeyes won the Big Ten Football Championship in 1984 and defeated Brigham Young in the Citrus Bowl in 1985 . Recognized in Who's Who Among American Teachers, Asanovich was a contributing author in Death in the Locker Room II: Drugs and Sports (Elite Sports Medicine Publishers, 1993), and High Intensity Strength Training (Perigue Books: Putnam Publishing, 1993). Asanovich was one of the first fifteen Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialists and former Minnesota State Director for the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He and his family reside in Victoria, Minnesota.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What experience in his journey impacted him the most, and Why.

  • Biggest mistake he has made and how he learned from it.

  • Definition of strength, and the 4 P's.

  • Why we need to focus on protecting the brain, and how to do so.

  • Advice he has for aging Strength Coaches.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

  • His favorite quote, Book/App/Website recommendation.

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