The Lipscomb University Strength and Conditioning program's mission is to prepare our athletes to achieve the highest level of athletic and personal success. Through a comprehensive program, we aim to reduce the risk of injury and improve speed, strength, and mental toughness. Each athlete is trained year-round with sport-specific programming. Our athletes receive the most advanced instruction in the Strength and Conditioning industry. Working closely with each teams' coaches and athletic trainers, the Strength and Conditioning program is instrumental in helping each athlete be properly prepared to compete at the highest level. Developing leaders and encouraging positive team-dynamics are weaved into the practical application of the most current research findings in the field of Strength and Conditioning.
Head Strength Coach
FAX: (615) 966-1806
John Hudy has been a fixture of the the Lipscomb University athletic staff for more than two decades. He serves as the Director of the Strength and Conditioning program overseeing seventeen sports. John has been an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2000. In 2011 he received the Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC*D) designation. He is also certified coach by United States Weightlifting Association (USAW).
John graduated from Lipscomb University in 1988 and earned a MS degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1992. John and his wife Annette have one daughter, Alanna.
Assistant Strength Coach
Steven Mason joined the Lipscomb Athletics staff as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2011. He currently facilitates the sports performance programs for the men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s soccer teams. He graduated from Lipscomb in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science.
While working as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach for the athletic weight room, Steven completed his master’s degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science through the Kinesiology Department at Lipscomb. Steven has been an NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) since 2012 and received his distinction as a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC) in 2014.
During his time as a Graduate Assistant Strength Coach, he was selected as one of five candidates for the NSCA’s Assistantship Program. He is also certified as a Functional Movement Systems (FMS) specialist.