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February 21, 2012

BRONCOS HIRE THREE STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ASSISTANTS

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos hired Jason George, Mike Eubanks and Anthony Lomando to assist Strength and Conditioning Coach Luke Richesson in implementing the club’s year-round strength and conditioning program, it was announced on Tuesday. All three coaches worked under Richesson in Jacksonville from 2009-11.

George
, who will serve as Richesson’s top assistant, worked the past three seasons for the Jaguars in the same capacity after 11 years as head strength and conditioning coach at Fordham University.

At Fordham, where his primary responsibility was working with the football team, he was named the Atlantic 10 Conference College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2000 by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. That same year, he received the school’s Iron Major Award as the university’s coach of the year.

He previously worked as a graduate assistant strength coach at the University of Kansas (1997-98) while completing his master’s degree in education with a double specialization in sports psychology and sport administration. George started out as the strength and conditioning coach/assistant football coach at St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg, Canada from 1992-96 after graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education.

George, who played safety for Manitoba and earned Academic All-Canadian honors as a senior, is a certified NSCA strength and conditioning specialist.

Eubanks
comes to Denver after spending three seasons in Jacksonville, serving the last two years as a strength staff assistant after joining the club as a strength and conditioning intern in 2009.

He previously worked as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Arizona State University football team from 2008-09 in addition to completing an internship with Richesson from 2007-08 at Athletes’ Performance in Tempe, Ariz., where he helped athletes prepare for the NFL Combine and NFL veterans train for their upcoming season.

Eubanks began his career as a defensive backs coach at Scottsdale Community College from 2003-04 before spending two seasons (2006-07) as strength and conditioning coach with additional responsibilities instructing defensive backs and wide receivers at Seton Catholic High School in Phoenix.

A certified corrective exercise specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, Eubanks was a three-year letterman in football at the University of Wisconsin-Eau-Claire. He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and wellness and a master’s degree in education from Arizona State.

Lomando
worked under Richesson for the last three seasons in Jacksonville, including the previous two years as a strength staff assistant for the Jaguars.

He came to the Jaguars with Richesson from Athletes’ Performance in Tempe, Ariz., where he was a strength and conditioning coach from 2006-08. He worked exclusively with the Qatar National and Olympic Soccer teams from 2007-08 and was responsible for preparing the club for the World Cup and Olympic qualifying matches.

From 2004-06, Lomando directed a performance training business while attending California Polytechnic State University-San Louis Obispo. He went on to earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation sciences from California University of Pennsylvania in 2008.

Lomando is a certified in strength and conditioning through the NSCA and in corrective exercise through NASM. He was born on Oct. 4, 1982, in Katy, Texas.


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