Smelser named NSU director of strength and conditioning

We sat down with Northwestern State’s new director of strength and conditioning Jason Smelser to talk about getting hired to Northwestern State. Smelser comes to NSU from ULM where he spent the past year working primarily with the Warhawk baseball program as its head strength coach. While at ULM, Smelser also assisted the head strength coach with ULM’s football strength and conditioning program. Prior to returning home to Louisiana, Smelser was the director of sports performance at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. At William Jewell, Smelser oversaw and directed a staff that was responsible for implementing and designing strength and conditioning programs for 22 sports. He also held a position on the athletic director’s cabinet and designed and implemented mental health programs for William Jewell student-athletes.