Shannon Turley

Shannon Turley

Since arriving on "The Farm" in January of 2007, Turley has created a comprehensive player development program designed to achieve three primary goals: injury prevention, athletic performance enhancement and mental discipline development. His role is to direct the performance enhancement training, sports nutrition education and sports psychology programming to ensure the physical and mental preparation of the entire 105-player roster. In addition, Turley is responsible for collaborating with the sports medicine staff to develop an individualized, sport and position specific, active integration rehabilitation plan to ensure the successful return to competition of all injured players. Turley is supported by a staff of four full time assistants that contribute to the mission of preparing the Cardinal for the rigorous demands of pursuing championship performance in the Pacific 12 Conference and Bowl Championship Series.

Turley previously served the University of San Diego as Director of Athletic Performance for the Torero's 16 sport programs for one season during the 2006 campaign. Turley served the University of Missouri (2001-05) for the five previous years, the first two as a graduate assistant while earning his Master's degree in Education and Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Sports Psychology, then the final three as assistant director of strength and conditioning. During his tenure at Mizzou, he assisted with the player development program for the football team as well as directing the training of the women's volleyball and wrestling programs. In addition to his coaching duties, Turley directed the annual Mizzou Athletic Performance Development Clinic. Turley also developed and directed a comprehensive sports nutrition program for 20 varsity teams that included negotiating sponsorships with Kraft Foods and Gatorade, while managing the department's budget for the purchase of nutritional supplements.

Prior to his stint with the Tigers, Turley served the Kansas City Royals Baseball Club during the 2001 season where he was directly responsible for the strength and conditioning development of the AA affiliate Wichita Wranglers.

Turley earned his Bachelor's degree in the Science of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise in addition to a minor in Chemistry from Virginia Tech in 2000. While with the Hokies, Turley served as President of the Exercise Science Student Organization and began his career in strength and conditioning as a student assistant coach following his track and field career.

Turley is a certified member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as a certified sports nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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