Coachman has served the department as a graduate assistant since May 2012, and helped with football, softball, and led the baseball strength and conditioning exercises. His appointment is subject to the approval of the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, which includes NSU.
Before NSU, he worked at his alma mater, Austin College (Texas), as a football coach and strength and conditioning coach. He designed and implemented daily workout routines, conducted workouts for over 30 athletes independently and recruited Oklahoma and East Texas.
He also worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator for the Athlete’s Performance Course in Allen, Texas. There he developed routines for baseball, softball, football and volleyball players from the ages of 10-18. He also implemented and conducted full workouts with proper technique for up to 50 athletes simultaneously, and educated high school athletes about the importance of health nutrition.
The Frisco, Texas, native, played wide receiver and safety at Austin College and was named as a preseason all-American and voted all-conference at wide receiver his sophomore year and safety his junior and senior seasons.
He will work as the primary strength coach for tennis and football in 2013-14, along with assisting in football.
Coachman is a USA-W Level 1 Sport Performance Coach and certified in both CPR and AED. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and has a master’s in both education and health and human performance.