Raiders News · Special Guests to host Strength & Conditioning Zoom Event May 21


Raider Nation make plans to join Coach Gaunt and two very special guests next Thursday.

The boys will be held on Thursday May 21 at 3:30 and the girls at 4:15.  Topics to be covered: building injury resiliency, mental approach of training, addressing common myths & misconceptions, as well as Q&A.  Students will receive more details and link to attend this event via email.

The boys special guest will be Stephen Englehart.

Stephen Englehart is in his third season as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball and eighth overall at Colorado. His duties expanded to the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Olympic Sports in July 2018.

Prior to his duties with men’s basketball, which started in April 2016, he worked with the Buffaloes’ football, women’s soccer, women’s golf, men’s golf and tennis programs.

He is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also holds certifications with USAW, FMS and TPI Level 1&2.

Read more on Stephen on the University of Colorado website.


The girls guest speaker will be Kelly Powers.

Kelly is the current Associate AD/Olympic Sports Performance (Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Nutrition) at University of Cincinnati.

Powers currently works as the head strength and conditioning coach for women’s basketball and volleyball while also overseeing the department’s nutrition program. Her responsibilities include nutrition guidance for all teams, supervision of strength and conditioning graduate students and the orientation for new athletes. Yoga Fit certified since 2011, Powers also conducts yoga sessions with all UC student-athletes.

Powers earned her certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association under the mentoring of Thomas Sheehan of Columbia. She was inducted as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MCSCCa) in 2019 and is one of 21 women to hold the title.  Read more on Kelly on the University of Cincinnati website.