|Title:||Strength & Conditioning Coach|
|College:||Western Illinois, 2005|
Joey Hannant enters his fourth year with the University of North
Carolina at Pembroke as the head of the strength and conditioning
department during the 2012-2013 academic year. As head of the
program, Hannant is responsible for designing and implementing
year-round training programs with the main focus on athletic
development of all 16 varsity sports at UNCP.
Prior to joining the UNCP staff, Hannant was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the College of Charleston for a year and a half. While there he was directly responsible for the strength and conditioning development of men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s track and field and women’s tennis while assisting with men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and volleyball.
Hannant graduated from Western Illinois University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, also completing an internship at the University of Iowa with the strength and conditioning staff for the football team. He then earned his Master’s degree from The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. in 2007 and continued his training in the strength and conditioning department, working with many of the institutions different sport programs.
He began his professional career at Velocity Sports Performance in Lakeland, Fla. In his time at Velocity he was responsible for implementing speed and agility drills for athletes ages 8-24.
A native of Griggsbille, Ill., Hannant also serves as a lecturer in the health and physical education department at UNCP. He currently resides in Lumberton.