Shelton Stevens enters his second season as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning with the football program at Arkansas State.
His first season with the Red Wolves saw the squad post a 7-6 overall record and compete in the GoDaddy Bowl for an unprecedented fourth consecutive year.
Stevens came to Arkansas State after most recently spending the 2012-13 season at Mercer University in Macon Georgia, where he served as the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning mainly working with the football team. Stevens helped lead the Mercer football team to an NCAA record for most wins in a season by a start-up program.
Stevens brought seven years of experience in the strength and conditioning field to the Red Wolves. Prior to Mercer University, he spent nearly two years at University of Southern Mississippi as the Head Olympic Strength Coach. He also worked as the school’s Assistant Head Strength Coach for football under Head Strength Coach Paul Jackson.
During his time with Southern Miss, Stevens helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 12-2 season with a Conference USA Championship.
Stevens was also the Head strength coach at Nova Southeastern University, where he oversaw all 17 sports in all facets of strength & conditioning. During his two years at NSU, he had four national championships, seven conference championships, and 12 All-Americans. Stevens is a member of the Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), where he holds his Strength & Conditioning Coaches Certification (SCCC). He is also certified through the United States of America Weightlifting association (USAW) the national governing body for weightlifting in the United States.
Additionally, Stevens is a member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he is a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC).
Stevens attended Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida on a baseball scholarship where he received his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and furthered his education at Nova Southeastern University where he received his Master of Education in Athletic Administration.