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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #231: Kevin Hollabaugh- "Knowing Is Not Understanding"


Coach Hollabaugh's coaching experience has taken him from the University of South Florida to sports performance facilities in Cincinnati, and Indianapolis before creating the ProForce program. Coach Hollabaugh also serves as an adjunct professor for the University of Cincinnati where he teaches Methods in Applied Strength and Conditioning for the Athletic Training department.

Kevin received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Master's degree in Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Cincinnati. While studying for his Bachelor's he worked as a student athletic trainer for UC Football and played for the UC Club baseball team.

Upon graduating with his Bachelor's from UC, Coach Hollabaugh received the following credentials: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW), and Functional Movement Screen Expert (FMSC). He also served as a Graduate Assistant at the University of South Florida where he worked with the football, baseball, men's & women's basketball, and women's volleyball teams.

Coach Hollabaugh has trained many individuals ranging from inspiring young athletes to future hall of fame professional athletes, with an engaging, scientific, technique-focused style. He has a background as a multiple sport athlete, and still has a passion for baseball and sand volleyball. He currently resides in Cincinnati, OH with his wife Meghan, son Mason, and dog, Crosley. CSCS - Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach USAW- USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach FMSC - Certified Functional Movement Specialist CSAC - Certified Speed and Agility Coach


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.

  • Strength and Conditioning for a pitcher.

  • Recommendations on managing travel ball.

  • Accounting for stress facing the High School Baseball player.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

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

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  • TrainHeroic

  • Squat Science (openbarbell)

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