Asst. Dir. of Sports Performance
Alma Mater: Lock Haven '09
Office Phone: (704) 637-4454
Ben McConnell joined the Catawba Sports Performance Staff in August of 2018. Prior to joining the Catawba staff, McConnell spent the 2017-18 school year at Western Carolina University as an Assistant Sports Performance Coach for the Catamounts Track & Field, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Golf, Women’s Tennis, and Football teams.
During the 2016-17 school year, McConnell worked at Wake Forest University as an intern for Olympic Sports under Ethan Reeve. He was also the Interim Director of Sports Performance for Wake Forest Women’s Basketball from February to June of 2017.
Before starting his career in collegiate strength and conditioning, McConnell spent seven years as a high school physical education and kinesiology teacher as well as cross country and track & field coach and high school strength and conditioning coach.
McConnell received his bachelor’s degree in health & physical education in 2009 from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania where he competed for four years on the track team in the 400m and 800m. He was a two-time athletic and academic All-American for the Bald Eagles as well as a two-time captain of the track & field team. McConnell received his master’s in education in 2012 from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
McConnell is certified by the CSCCa with the SCCC and the NSCA with the CSCS. He also holds a USATF Level 1 certification.
McConnell resides in Winston-Salem with his wife, Ryann, and their German Shepherd, Rocky.
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Football @ Tusculum 14-32
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 0-3
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 0-4
Volleyball @ Chowan 3-1
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-0
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-7
Basketball (M) v. UNC Pembroke 90-95
Basketball (W) v. North Greenville 74-42
Volleyball @ Anderson 1-3
Cross Country @ NCAA II Regional (Wingate Univ.) M-6th;W-9th
Football @ UVA-Wise 14-21
Swimming WOMEN vs. BARTON 141-118
Swimming MEN vs. BARTON 124-131
Volleyball @ Newberry 3-2
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL (SAC Tournament - 1st Round) 1-3
Basketball (M) @ Francis Marion 86-72
Basketball (W) v. Erskine 77-58
Basketball (M) @ Virginia Union 84-69
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-49
Basketball (W) @ Fayetteville State 74-68
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Basketball (M) @ Augusta 94-82
Soccer (W) @ Flagler (NCAA Tournament - 1st Round) 6 p.m.
Cross Country @ NCAA II Championships (Oaks Golf Complex)
Basketball (W) vs. LEES-McRAE 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. YOUNG HARRIS 4 p.m.
Basketball (W) vs. NEWBERRY 5:30 p.m.
Basketball (M) vs. NEWBERRY 7:30 p.m.
Basketball (W) @ Tusculum 2 p.m.
Basketball (M) @ Tusculum 4 p.m.
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