by Jake Verny ’21
Jeff Crelling joined the school’s strength and conditioning program as Director of Sports Performance. He is currently working with the boys basketball, baseball, girls soccer and girls volleyball programs and splits his time with the middle and upper school.
Crelling attended Virginia Commonwealth University and competed in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai. He has been in the strength and conditioning field since 2004, mostly at the Division 1 level. Prior to coaching at the school, he was the Director of Sports Performance at California State University, Northridge.
“[I would like] to provide our student-athletes with the tools necessary to realize their highest level of skill development, and to prepare them for their life-long journey toward health and fitness,” Crelling said.
Athletes shared what it is like to work with him and his extensive knowledge of training.
“He is always so helpful and has taught my team and me so many new exercises. He is very knowledgeable, and there is always a purpose behind every exercise we do. I cannot wait to get stronger with Coach Crelling,” volleyball player Lucy Ingold ’21 said.