Meet Our Coaches
Executive Director, Golf
Gylton Da Matta
Executive Director, Volleyball
Executive Director, Tennis
Executive Director, Weightlifting
Executive Director, Basketball
Executive Director, Soccer
Allen Hedrick M.A., CSCS*D, FNSCA,
Allen Hedrick, M.A., CSCS*D, FNSCA, Coach Practitioner, who retired in 2020, was named the first-ever Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Colorado State University-Pueblo in September 2009. Hedrick is a graduate of California State University-Chico (B.A.) and California State University - Fresno (M.A.).
Following graduation from CSU Fresno, Hedrick was hired as a strength and conditioning coach at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. Initially Hedrick was hired as a one-year-long appointment but that position evolved into a permanent position and Hedrick was moved into that role. After working three years at the Olympic Training Center Hedrick was selected to fill the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach position at the United States Air Force Academy, also in Colorado Springs.
Hedrick stayed in that position for three years before being named the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Academy, a position he held for nine years. In that position, Hedrick was personally responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for football and volleyball while overseeing the entire strength and conditioning program.
Hedrick then moved to the National Strength and Conditioning Association's headquarters, also in Colorado Springs, first as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach position there and then into the Education Department as Education Coordinator. Hedrick stayed in that position until moving into his position at CSU - Pueblo.
During his career, Hedrick has worked with a variety of athletes, from elementary school-age athletes to athletes at the professional and Olympic levels, including athletes who have medaled in the Olympic games (Bonnie Blair, speed skating and Matt Ghaffari, Greco-Roman Wrestling).
A frequent writer, Hedrick has been published over 100 times in a variety of publications on a variety of topics related to strength and conditioning and has published a book on strength and conditioning for football along with numerous DVDs on a variety of topics related to strength and conditioning.
Hedrick has spoken at numerous conferences and clinics, both nationally and internationally, including in Guatemala, Japan, Australia, and China.
In 2003 Hedrick was selected by his peers as the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. Hedrick and his wife Stephanie reside in Pueblo and have two children (Lindsey and Brandon).
In addition to coaching Hedrick also competed in the sport of weightlifting and finished third at the National Masters Weightlifting Championships in 2009.