Rome, Ga. – Shorter University announces the selection of Trey Kilgore as the university’s strength and conditioning coach. He will oversee strength and conditioning programs for all of the university’s varsity athletic teams.
“We are excited to have Trey Kilgore joining the Shorter University family,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “Trey’s experience in strength and conditioning will serve our athletic program well. He also has a deep love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and we look forward to the impact he will have on our students.”
Kilgore previously served as director of strength and conditioning/recreation and intramural sports at Millsaps College. There, he oversaw the strength and conditioning of Millsaps’ athletic programs and directed the recreational and fitness programs offered through the university’s activities center.
“Coach Trey Kilgore brings a great deal of energy to our strength and conditioning program,” said Shorter University Athletic Director Tony Lundy. “He has successfully developed training programs that have contributed to improvements in athletic performance at the intercollegiate level, and we know he will be an asset to all of our student athletes and coaches.”
Kilgore previously interned with the University of Kentucky Olympic sports program; Samford University, where he worked with strength and conditioning for all 17 sports teams; and Colorado State University, where he worked exclusively with football strength and conditioning.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity, first and foremost, to God to be in this profession and to be at a place like Shorter,” Kilgore said. “I’m also grateful to Dr. Dowless, the coaches, and Coach Lundy and am very excited to get started training our athletes and getting to know them. It’s exciting that while working to improve athletic performance I will also have the opportunity of carrying on Shorter’s mission of Transforming Lives through Christ.”
Kilgore graduated from Berry College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science with a minor in Spanish and was an outfielder on the Vikings baseball team. He earned a Master of Science in training and development from the University of Saint Francis in Illinois, where he directed the university’s strength and conditioning program.
He is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and Functional Movement Screening Level 1 Certified by Functional Movement Systems.
Kilgore said he draws strength from Philippians 2:13, which says “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.”
“I know this is the field I am called to be in, and I’m blessed to serve in college athletics,” he said. “My aim is staying in God’s will and doing everything for His good purpose.”
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review annually include Shorter on their lists of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and master’s programs.