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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #248: Stewart Venable "ABC's - Always Be Coaching"


P.E. Teacher/Head Strength Coach for Lincoln High School and Founder/Head Coach of the LHS Links Powerlifting Club for the past three (3) years. Coach Stewart Venable brings his passion, knowledge and over three decades worth of experience to Lincoln Public Schools District. Venable’s resume is astounding, and includes ownership of Athletic Results; his duties as Assistant Strength Coach at MidAmerica Nazarene University (’09-’12) and Immaculata High School (’08-’09); numerous certifications to include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA, USA Weightlifting Level 2 National Coach and numerous other certifications.

He has articles concerning youth fitness programming, Strength and Conditioning and two Olympic Weightlifting articles published in the Lincoln Journal Star City Sports. Coach Venable has been a competitive Powerlifter for 16 years, Olympic Weightlifter for 10 years and currently competes as a T&F Thrower. He is the 2010 American Masters Weightlifting Champion, 2011 Masters National Champion, and has claimed other state and national titles. From 1990 to 2012 Venable was employed by the Department of Justice as a Lieutenant, Special Operations Response Team Leader and Sports Specialist.

While working at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, he designed and implemented performance enhancement programs for inmates. Prior to his retirement he spearheaded an online fitness project for Department of Justice staff. Venable has served in the U.S. Army for seven years from 1981-1988 as an 11B Infantry Soldier. He was stationed at Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, Alaska and at Schofield Barracks in Honolulu, HI. In 1988 he ETS (Ended His Term Of Service) and was Honorably Discharged.


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.

  • His experience working in the Military and Prison system.

  • Positives and negatives of working at the High School level.

  • Importance of asking questions and reading.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

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

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