Jon D. LarsenJon D. Larsen
Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
This KUDOS recognizes Jon D. Larsen, Head Strength and conditioning Coordinator for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In addition, Jon also serves as a lecturer in the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies. Jon earned his masters degree at Kearney and began his professional career as a graduate assistant and has been here ever since.
Jon is UNK’s only full-time strength and conditioning coach. He coordinates programs for all 16 athletic teams at UNK, which involve over 400 student athletes. This also translates into a non-traditional work schedule and many hours of overtime as he oversees the evaluation, testing and monitoring of athletes’ strength, speed, agility and conditioning.
Jon’s colleagues describe him as extremely dedicated to his profession and the students he serves. Student athletes describe him as a trusted and knowledgeable strength coach, and as a friend.
Pictured: Pictured: Regent Chuck Hassebrook; Jon Larsen; and Chancellor Doug Kristensen.