On April 29, 2014, Bridgewater College Director of Athletics Curt Kendall announced the hiring of Brandon Beach as the Bridgewater College Director of Strength and Conditioning.
“Strength and conditioning is one of the key aspects of athletic programs around the nation and at the Division III level it is even more important to have someone who has a background with a variety of sports,” said Kendall. “Brandon is a strength and conditioning director with a vast background in developing student-athletes in a variety of sports and will provide us with an extra edge in an area that is exceptionally important to both our coaches and our student-athletes.”
Beach, who has been head strength and conditioning coach at Division I Wagner College since 2010, will work with each of the College’s 23 intercollegiate athletic programs to provide education on proper lifting techniques, while supervising the weight room and providing unique workouts for each of Bridgewater’s athletic teams.
During his tenure at Wagner, Beach worked with four players who signed professional football contracts, while supervising the weight room and designing and administering the strength and conditioning programs for the Seahawks’ 17 Division I programs.
Prior to joining Wagner, Beach spent a year as the head strength and conditioning coach at Hofstra University and five years assisting the strength and conditioning program at his alma mater, James Madison University.
At Hofstra, Beach designed and administered strength and conditioning programs for football, men’s lacrosse, and women’s lacrosse. In addition to developing those programs, Beach was in charge of supervising the development of strength and conditioning programs for 15 other sports. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Beach managed the strength and conditioning budget and served as the NFL liaison.
While at James Madison, Beach designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for seven sports, including football, lacrosse, field hockey and women’s golf. Outside of the weight room, Beach assisted with budget preparation and management, served as the assistant pro football liaison, and was responsible for video and computer installation.
Beach is Strength and Conditioning Certified (SCCC), certified through USA Weightlifting, and a member of both USA weightlifting and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCA).
In 2005, Beach earned a bachelor of science in kinesiology from James Madison before going on to earn a master’s degree in athletic administration at James Madison in 2008.
He was a member of JMU's 2004 FCS national championship football team, recording four tackles and a sack in title game victory over Montana.