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Jan. 15, 1998

Virginia's Barry Johnson Honored

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Barry Johnson, head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Virginia, is the Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The award, which recognizes coaches who have shown excellence in their strength training and conditioning programs, is sponsored and coordinated by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). Johnson was selected by colleagues in the ACC and received the award recently at the 1998 NSCA Football Conference in Dallas, Texas.

Johnson was named Virginia's head strength coach and director of the McCue Center weight room on May 21, 1996. He previously served as UVa's interim head strength coach since January of 1996. He originally came to UVa as an assistant strength coach in January of 1995.

From 1992-94, Johnson served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Washington State. Before that, he spent two years as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. While there, Johnson also served one year as the certified strength and conditioning specialist for the Ather Sport Injury Clinic in Stockton.

Johnson received a bachelor's degree in physical education with an emphasis in coaching in 1989 from Brigham Young University. While a student, Johnson worked for two years as a floor supervisor in BYU's strength and conditioning complex.

A native of Victor, Idaho, Johnson is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified Level I Weightlifting Coach by the United States Weightlifting Association.

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