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Pillar of Strength

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University Director of Athletics Scott Corley announced Wednesday the hire of Matt Frederick to the position of head strength & conditioning coach.

Frederick brings a wealth of experience to Belmont, most recently serving as the director of athletic performance at Gardner-Webb University where he oversaw 22 sports and 450 student-athletes.

"We are thrilled to welcome Matt Frederick to Belmont, and are confident his overall philosophy of physical, mental and spiritual wellness will be embraced by our student-athletes and coaches," Corley said. "Our national search yielded a number of highly-qualified candidates, but Matt's combination of experience and core values set him apart and made him the ideal choice to lead our strength and conditioning program."

Prior to Gardner-Webb, Frederick spent two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Mississippi College, working specifically with eight sports including men's and women's basketball.

"I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to join the Belmont Athletics' family," Frederick said. "I am excited about the pursuit of excellence that this department is eagerly striving for. Everyone I have met has been enthusiastic and on a similar mission, which is to represent Belmont in the highest manner possible, and I am looking forward to coming alongside our coaches and administrators to make Belmont an exceptional opportunity and experience for our student-athletes. Go Bruins!"

The Birmingham, Alabama native spent one year as a volunteer assistant at Auburn University, specializing in the training regimen for Auburn baseball.

Frederick was a baseball student-athlete at Samford University, hitting .368 as a senior.

He earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Samford in 2013 and a master's degree in exercise physiology from Mississippi College in 2016.

Frederick holds certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).