W&L NAMES SCHALL FITNESS CENTER DIRECTOR &
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike
Walsh has announced the appointment of Chris Schall as W&L's new Fitness
Center Director and Strength Coach. Schall begins his appointment August
"I am eager to begin working with the W&L community,"
said Schall. "This is a unique challenge because of a relatively
new facility and the opportunity to set and expand upon the current operations.
Everyone at W&L has been extremely friendly and I am really excited
about getting started. I am looking forward to it."
"Chris brings a wealth of experience to our fitness
and strength programs," said Walsh. "We are excited that he
will be directing the day-to-day activities of the new fitness center,
as well as working with our athletic teams."
Schall comes to W&L following four years as a physical
education teacher, mathematics teacher, and strength and conditioning
coach at the Steward School in Richmond, Va. In that capacity, Schall
supervised the design of, and continued to maintain, the school's 1,500-square
foot weight room in addition to implementing the school's strength and
Prior to his experience at the Steward School, Schall served
as a health education instructor at the Blue Ridge School in St. George,
Va., during the 1997-98 school year and was an exercise specialist at
NovaCare in Orange, Va., from 1993-97.
A 1989 graduate of SUNY-Fredonia with a bachelor of science
in sound recording technology, Schall earned his master of education in
exercise physiology from the University of Virginia in 1993. While at
UVa., he served as the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach
for the Cavaliers, assisting in the execution of conditioning programs
for the school's 21 varsity sports teams.
Schall is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, United States Weightlifting Federation and the American Red Cross.
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