Tim Kontos, a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a licensed personal trainer, is in his 17th year as the strength and conditioning coach for VCU in 2016-17.
He designs, implements and supervises all strength, speed and agility programs for The Rams’ Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball and Baseball teams. Kontos manages, supervises and coordinates activities in the department’s 5,000-square-foot weight room, which opened in 2002.
The Richmond native, a USA Weightlifting Club Coach and USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach, also instructs VCU athletes on proper weightlifting techniques and administers offseason strength and conditioning programs for them as well.
Kontos has worked to develop a comprehensive strength and conditioning program since his arrival at VCU in 1998. A firm believer in leading by example, Kontos is a competitive power lifter with competition lifts of 560 squat, 390 bench press, and 500 Deadlift at a body weight of 177.
A 1997 graduate of Radford University, Kontos spent two years as strength and conditioning coach for the ice hockey team at his alma mater, where he supervised off-ice workouts for speed and strength training while also coordinating the team’s nutrition program. He holds a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Radford.
Tim Kontos sits down with ATLX INsiders: