Srock selected for National Hall of Fame

Srock selected for National Hall of Fame

National High School Strength Coaches Association Announce Hall of Fame, Class of 2021

The NHSSCA Board of Directors, Founding Board Members, Executive Director and Hall of Fame Committee are pleased to announce that Coach Kevin Vanderbush (Ben Davis High School, Indianapolis, IN) and Coach Mike Srock (Byrnes High School, Duncan, SC) have been selected to the NHSSCA Hall of Fame Class of 2021. Coach Vanderbush and Coach Srock become the fourth and fifth members of this most exclusive group, joining Mike Nitka (Class of 2018), John McKenna (Class of 2019) and Larry Meadors (Class of 2020).

The NHSSCA Hall of Fame Award honors coaches who have made a substantial impact in the field of high school strength and conditioning over the course of their professional career. The NHSSCA Board of Directors and current Hall of Fame Members carefully deliberate to select each new class of coaches to the Hall of Fame, as it is the most prestigious award a coach can receive in our profession.

Coaches Kevin Vanderbush and Mike Srock will be honored at this years National Conference held on the campus of Wayzata High School, just outside of Minneapolis, MN during the Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Induction. Our current class of Hall of Famers will welcome these coaches to the Hall as they are inducted in a must-attend event and conference.

NHSSCA Executive Director Rich Gray states, “These two coaches represent the very best in the profession of strength and conditioning coaching and we are blessed that they chose the high school setting to make a difference. Their commitment to their communities and service to their student athletes over the last 30-40 years is second to none.  They define what it means to be trustworthy, knowledgeable, effective, passionate and transformational.  Welcome to the Hall of Fame Coaches Vanderbush and Srock!”

For more information about the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA), please visit www.nhssca.us

 

About Coach Srock:

Legacy

Mike Srock is the Speed and Strength Coach for Byrnes High School, which is in District Five of Spartanburg County (SC) for the past 20+ years. Since joining the athletics staff as the Speed and Strength Director, Srock’s impact has been felt across the board.  Since his arrival, the Rebels have won eight football state championships (’02, ’03, ’04, ‘05, ’07, ’08, ’10, ’11), three baseball upper-state championships (2010, ’11, ’12), two cross country championships (2000, 2001), three softball state championships (’05, ’14,’17), and one state championship each for basketball (2016), track (2019), and volleyball (2008) basketball. In addition, Srock’s regimen has also helped produce numerous individual state championships, including 25 state strength meet champions.

Arrival

Coach Srock began his career at Byrnes as a volunteer middle school coach while serving as an ISS coordinator.  It would not be long before Coach Bobby Bentley (FB HC ’95-’06, ’13) met with Srock after his first season at Byrnes.  After revealing his prior experience as a strength coach at St. Thomas University, Bentley believed Srock would be a tremendous asset to the athletics program and almost immediately, Bentley promoted Srock to assist the varsity football team as a “speed and strength coach”.   Employing a full-time speed and strength coach was a new concept in the high school landscape of athletics.  Bentley said “Srock quickly made an impact on our program due to his tremendous work ethic and was always the first coach on campus and was always the last to depart.”   Before 1999, it was not common to find a full time paid strength coach in South Carolina, but because of Srock’s impact, most high schools have brought in a full time staff member in the their weight room.  Bentley says that Srock has “set the standard in the state.”

Helping others

Elite athletes and coaches around the country seek Srock for help with building and implementing a speed and strength regimen.  Srock spends a great deal of his time promoting the benefits of installing a speed and strength program for athletes.  Amongst the thousands of strength coaches in the United States, few can boast the lasting impact that Srock has had on a community.  However, Srock will never take credit for the impact he has made due to his humility.

By | 2020-11-20T17:56:16+00:00 November 20th, 2020|Baseball, Boys Basketball, Boys Cross Country, Football, Girls Basketball, Girls Cross Country, Softball, Track, Wrestling|Comments Off on Srock selected for National Hall of Fame

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