|Title:||Student Support Associate/Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach|
Following two years as a graduate assistant in the Tennessee Tech Athletic Performance Center, Matt Hewett has been elevated to the position of Student Support Associate.
“Matt was a former OVC athlete, and is familiar with the landscape of this conference,” Kramer said. “He knows what it takes to win in this conference, and has had a great deal of success as an athlete and a Graduate Assistant working with Tech baseball. Matt has a diverse background in strength and conditioning and his past experiences will bring new ideas to our athletic performance staff as well as new challenges to our athletes.
“I am excited to have Matt on board as a full-time member of our staff. Matt is a highly energetic guy and a great coach. He has a genuine love for coaching and is a high-character individual who will serve as a great role model for our athletes. I appreciate all that Matt has done for TTU Athletic Performance and I am excited for our future.”
During the past two seasons, Hewett assisted in the strength training and conditioning workouts for TTU football under the direction of Kramer and former Director of Athletic Performance Chip Pugh. He also designed and administered strength training and conditioning workouts for both the baseball and volleyball teams.
A Dresden, Tenn., native, Hewett is a level 1 certified USA W Sport Performance Coach, a CrossFit level 1 trainer, and has strength and conditioning specialist certification pending.
Prior to earning his masters in exercise science, physical education and wellness at Tennessee Tech, Hewett attended UT Martin and graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in Health and Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise Science and Wellness. Hewett will draw on his experiences as a volunteer coach for Dresden High School. Hewett also played runningback for the Skyhawks and served as the football strength and conditioning intern. After graduation, Hewett became a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Tennessee from January to June, 2012.
Hewett, 26, currently resides in Cookeville, and is engaged to Brooke Mussard of Cookeville. Their wedding will be on Aug. 9, 2014.