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IGCT Episode #319: Liam Hennessy “There Is A Better Way”



Bio

Dr. Liam Hennessy is the Founder and Academic Director of Setanta College. He is a qualified Physical Education teacher, Exercise Physiologist and Strength & Conditioning Coach. He has spent over 20 years working full-time in sport.

Liam was previously the Director of Fitness with the Irish Rugby Football Union, a position he commenced in 2000. At the IRFU he headed a staff of 24 full time coaches. His role was to develop a world class system of player support within the areas of Strength and Conditioning, Injury Rehabilitation, Sport Nutrition and Medical Care.

He also has developed Rugby Union coach education pathways through the governing body, World Rugby. Liam is also Fitness Coach to Padraig Harrington having worked with Padraig for over two decades now and was recently inducted into the Titleist Performance Institute Hall of Fame for his contribution to Golf. Liam was also an international athlete, competing over 50 times for Ireland at the Pole vault. After competing he became national jumps coach. Liam also had the distinction of being Irish team manager at the first world junior Athletic Championships in Athens in 1985.


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.

  • Good, Bad, and Ugly of the Strength & Conditioning field

  • Future of Strength & Conditioning education.

  • The importance of environment and culture in your S&C program.

  • Best piece of coaching advice he has ever received.

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



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