East Carolina University’s student-ath- letes train for competition under the
direct supervision of Assistant Athletics
Director for Strength & Conditioning Jeff
Connors. The strength staff consists of assistants Tobi Jacobi, Tanner Kolb, Emmanuel
McDaniel and Robert Tate.
Connors and his staff conduct workouts in
the 22,000 square-foot weight room located
inside the Murphy Center. The facility, which
opened in spring 2002, more than tripled the
size of the Pirates’ previous workout area.
The objectives of the ECU Strength & Conditioning Program are to help in the development of speed, power, and strength. The weight room also plays
a key role in injury prevention and rehabilitation, working hand
in hand with the school’s athletic training staff. The staff feels
that a stronger, faster, and more powerful athlete will be better
equipped to compete at the highest levels of NCAA competition.