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157 kevin darmody sscc 4 S2 E157: Kevin Darmody | Encore Career

In the newest edition of the Samson Strength Coach Collective, we speak with Assistant Director of Speed, Strength, and Conditioning at Coastal Carolina University, Kevin Darmody. During the episode we discuss transitioning career fields, being a forever learner, and watching your children succeed in athletics.


“And this all started about 10 years ago when I came across an article that talked about an encore career. What are you going to do when you retire? And I asked myself honestly that question and I couldn’t answer it. I didn’t know what to do. I spent my life with my kids in swim meets. And I thought that’s going to end soon, but what am I going to do? And I was with my youngest daughter. We are on a junior day visit at James Madison university for her swimming. And we got the tour of the school and went in the weight room and there’s a strength coach over there talking to the parents. And I walked out of there and I said, that’s the, I want to be that guy. I want to be that strength coach. And, uh, but then I started, you know, kind of reflecting on it. It’s okay. How do I become that guy? Right? One. What does it take to become that guy? Well, you got to have a degree in exercise science or kinesiology or biomechanics or something similar related field. You have to have a certification. You got to have experience. And oh, you know, by the way, you’re about 40 years older than most of the people that are joining that industry.”

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