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  • Writer's pictureRon McKeefery

IGCT Episode #303: Fred Hale “Fight The Good Fight Every Single Day”

Updated: Apr 4, 2019


Fred Hale is in his fifth at Eastern Michigan University as his third as the co-Director of Sports Performance. Hale joined the EMU Sports Performance staff after serving as a sports performance coach at Power Train Sports Institute for one year.

Prior to his time at Power Train Sports Institute, Hale was an intern for the Buffalo Bills before spending a year with the University of Tennessee, working primarily with the football, baseball and track and field teams.

Hale attended Mercyhurst University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science in 2011. The 27-year-old went on to earn his master’s in exercise science in 2012 from Mercyhurst while working with the rowing team. In the 2011-12 season, the rowing team won the Dad Vail Regatta, which is the largest collegiate regatta in the United States. He is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) under the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA).

A native of Mentor, Ohio, Hale was a three-sport athlete participating in football, wrestling and track and field while garnering all-state honors in football and wrestling at Mentor High School. Hale went on to play football and wrestle at Mercyhurst University where he earned all-conference and All-American honors.


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.

  • Lessons learned from coaching in both Private and Collegiate Setting

  • Dynamics of a Co-Head Strength Coach department.

  • Lessons learned from putting together a new facility at Eastern Michigan.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

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

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