Feb. 23, 2012
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek has named Josh Stoner the Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning for the Chanticleers. In addition to overseeing the efforts of the entire Speed, Strength and Conditioning Department and assisting student-athletes in proper sports nutrition, Stoner will work specifically with the football program.
Prior to coming to Coastal Carolina, Stoner spent eight seasons at the University of Missouri working with Associate AD for Athletic Performance Pat Ivey. In February 2007, Stoner was promoted to Director of Strength and Conditioning after serving the previous three years as the Associate Director.
While at Missouri, Stoner was responsible for the athletic development for football as well as for the throws portion of Missouri's track & field team. As the Director he also oversaw the remaining Olympic programs. Other duties included coordinating an internship program, Mizzou Performance Coaches Clinic Director and as well as the Mizzou Performance Club, which helped raise funds for Athletic Performance needs.
Stoner was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Southern Mississippi (January 2000 to December 2001). There, Stoner assisted with player development for football and men's basketball as well as being responsible for women's soccer, volleyball and softball.
Stoner came to Missouri after a stint as the Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Tulsa (March 2002 to May 2004). He was responsible for assisting with the player development program for football as well as for Tulsa's women's basketball, men's soccer, men's tennis, women's tennis and cross country/track & field teams.
Stoner got his start in the business at Centenary College of Louisiana, where he spent one year as the strength and conditioning coach and was responsible for all of the school's athletic teams.
Stoner received his undergraduate degree in 1999 with a double major in applied science and health and exercise science from Centenary College of Louisiana. He completed his master's in exercise science from Southern Mississippi in 2001. Stoner holds certifications from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, as well as United States Weightlifting.
Stoner is married to the former Christin Lawrence from Bossier City, La., and they have two sons, Jarrett (7) and Jackson (4).