Jan. 17, 2014
CONWAY - Antwan Floyd has been named the Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning for the Chanticleer athletic programs, according to an announcement today by the Coastal Carolina University Department of Athletics.
In addition to the oversight of speed, strength and conditioning, Floyd will work specifically with the football program.
Floyd comes to Coastal Carolina after two years serving as the Associate Director of Sports Performance at the University of Houston. During his two years with the Cougars, Floyd's responsibilities included training the football and cross country programs as well as assisting in all aspects of the Cougar Sports Performance Department.
Prior to working at Houston, Floyd served as the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Missouri where he was responsible for graduate assistant development as well as facility and equipment maintenance. Other responsibilities included assisting with the player development program for the Missouri football team, helping former Tigers prepare for the NFL upon completion of their eligibility and being directly responsible for the Missouri track team's sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and multis.
Floyd began his career at the University of Missouri in 2002 as a graduate assistant with the Director of Strength and Conditioning, Jeff Fish. During his tenure, Floyd served as the coach for the wrestling, cross country, swimming and diving and men's and women's golf teams. During this two-year period he fulfilled his graduate school requirements and received his master's degree from the College of Education and Counseling Psychology in May 2004.
Before Missouri, Floyd worked as an intern for Scott Bennett at the University of Wyoming. He earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in exercise physiology at Wyoming while playing football for the Cowboys.
Floyd is nationally certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Floyd was born in Longview, Texas, and grew up in Dallas, Texas, with his father Miles, his mother Antionette and his younger sister Jazmine James.