Guy Hornsby,
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Guy Hornsby, Ph.D., CSCS*D, and USAW Certified National Level Coach is the Head Coach of West Virginia Weightlifting and an Assistant Professor in Coaching and Performance (CPS) Science at West Virginia University (WVU) in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences.

His primary responsibilities involve engaging in applied sport science research and overseeing the strength conditioning and applied sport science areas of emphasis within the CPS degree curriculums (undergraduate and graduate degrees).

Additionally, he coordinates a graduate assistant strength and conditioning (S&C) program that provides S&C to three local area high schools (Clay-Battelle High School, Morgantown High, and University High School) and serves as a volunteer coach (throws) for WVU Track and Field.

Dr. Hornsby received his Ph.D. in 2013 from East Tennessee State University where competed as a thrower (undergraduate student) under Coach Meg Stone and as a weightlifter (graduate student) under Dr. Mike Stone. During his 5 years as a graduate student at ETSU, he served in a sports science role with the ETSU weightlifting team (a USOC designated Olympic Training Site) and as a strength coach for the ETSU Athletic Department.

His research agenda both during his time at ETSU and since has focused on strength power development in anaerobic-based athletes and, to a large degree, has dealt specifically with the sport of weightlifting. His previous work between ETSU and WVU includes being a strength and conditioning coach at 160th SOAR(A) (a U.S. Special Operations unit) and he has held faculty positions at the College of Charleston, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Glenville State College

He is an adjunct professor at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute and a member of their “Performance Team,” a sports science group aimed at providing athlete monitoring to various WVU athletic programs and conducting applied sport research. Currently, he serves as the NSCA Weightlifting Special Interest Group chair and has previously served as the West Virginia NSCA state director and USA Weightlifting’s West Virginia LWC President.

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