Dawn Strout, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

Dawn Strout is in her sixth year as the strength and conditioning coordinator at Colby in the 2015-16 academic year.

Strout is the first-ever strength and conditioning coordinator at Colby.

Strout brought a wealth of experience to Colby. She has been the Director of the Human Performance Lab and clinical coordinator at University of New England, a strength and conditioning coach for the U.S. Women’s Under-18 hockey team, the Maine State Coordinator for the President’s Fitness Challenge, and is owner of B-F.A.S.T., LLC. Strout does sport conditioning and strength training for junior high, high school, colleges, and adults. She also does wellness training with corporations.

Strout will work with Colby’s student-athletes, but also the general student body as well.

“The workouts are open to anyone,” Strout said. “I want to be able to give the most education to students and coaches as possible to leave them with a tool box of different programs that can be done in-season or out-of-season.”

Strout, who has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s degree in exercise science from the University of Maine, worked as head coach of strength training and conditioning and director of the fitness facility at Bowdoin College from 1997 to 2005. She also was head softball coach, assistant field hockey coach, and the physical education director during her time with the Polar Bears.

Jim St. Pierre, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator

As another step in Colby College’s support of excellence, the Athletic Department has hired Jim St. Pierre to fill the recently created assistant strength and conditioning coordinator position.

St. Pierre will work with head strength and conditioning coordinator Dawn Strout, who is in her sixth year at Colby.

“This new position is huge for Colby and for our student-athletes,” said Tim Wheaton, the Harold Alfond Director of Athletics. “The addition of a second full-time person to help our student-athletes and members of our community reach their full potential is an important step towards the success we are all aiming for. Securing someone of Jim’s caliber and experience to fill that position gives it even more value”

St. Pierre earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Maine in physical education and a master’s in human performance from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. He has been the head strength and conditioning coach at Bowdoin College, University of Maine, and Castleton State College.

St. Pierre was at Castleton State in the 2014-15 academic year before relocating to Maine in April. He was the head strength and conditioning coach at the Killington Mountain School in the 2013-14 academic year.

At Bowdoin from 2001 to 2013 he was the head strength and conditioning coach and ran the campus fitness center from 2006 to 2013.

St. Pierre’s first head strength and conditioning job was at University of Maine from 1995 to 2001. He was the 1996-97 America East Conference Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year.

St. Pierre was a track and field athlete during his collegiate days at University of Maine. Early in his career he worked as an assistant coach at Bowdoin and in strength and conditioning at Brown.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASS SCHEDULE

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASSES

Monday, March 14 – Friday, March 18

Monday, March 14

  • 6 – 7 pm Aerobic Power/Cardiac Output
  • 7 – 8 pm Aerobic Power / Cardiac Output

Tuesday, March 15

  • 5 – 6 pm SAQ Class (gym) – Speed & Power Assessments
    • 10 & 20 yd. dash
    • Pro-agility
    • Vertical Jump & Broad Jump

***Bring a notebook / journal to record your results – measure progress & change over time***

Wednesday, March 16

  • 7 – 8 am Core Class (weight room)
  • 4:30 – 5:30 pm Aerobic Power/Capacity Assessment (small court)

*come and learn about maximal heart rate – how to determine training intensities

***Bring a notebook / journal to record your results – measure progress & change over time***

  • 5:30 – 6 pm                        Health & Performance Talk – “You Determine Your Destiny:  

Choices, Selection, Priorities – What Are You Willing to Do” (trophy room)

 7:30 – 8:30 pm Intervals (gym)

 Thursday, March 17

  • 6:30 – 7:30 am SAQ Class (gym)
  • 5 – 6 pm SAQ Class (gym) – Speed & Power Assessments
    • 10 & 20 yd. dash
    • Pro-agility
    • Vertical Jump & Broad Jump

***Bring a notebook / journal to record your results – measure progress & change over time***

Friday, March 18

  • 7 – 8 am Work Capacity Class (gym)
  • Noon – 1pm Work Capacity Class (field house)
  • 1 – 2 pm Work Capacity Class (field house)