About the Author
Greg Gatz is the director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has served since 1998. In addition to overseeing facility management and the organization of 20 sports teams, Gatz is in charge of program design and execution for specific teams, including men's and women's soccer, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, and track.Gatz has worked closely with several national championship teams at UNC: women's soccer (1999, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2008), men's soccer (2001), a volleyball team that finished with one of its highest national rankings ever (#12) in 2002, and the 2006 and 2007 national runner-up baseball teams.Gatz was nominated in 2001 for College Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He holds a specialist certification from the NSCA and a level I certification in Olympic weightlifting from the United States Weightlifting Federation. A 1983 graduate of Ithaca College in New York, he competed in football and track while earning a degree in physical education.