Meg Stone,
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Meg Stone is a two-time Olympian competing in the discus for Great Britain. Meg competed for the University of Arizona and still hold the NCAA record outdoors in the discus (221ft 3 ins) and the shot (63ft 23/4ins). In 1984 she took the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Arizona working with all NCAA sports but especially Football. Meg was the first woman ever to hold such a position. In 1994 she moved to Texas Tech and held the same position. In 1996 she moved back into full time track and field as the Associate Head Coach at Appalachian State University. In 1999 she returned to her native Scotland to become the National Track and field Coach the first woman in Europe ever to do so. She has coach several Olympians in the jumps throws and sprints both in Great Britain and the USA. While working in the university system she coached many players in the NBA, NFL and MLB. Meg has also worked extensively with road cyclist and the Paralympic groups through Carmichael Training Systems in Colorado Springs. Before moving to Johnson City she was the Coaching Manager for the United States Olympic Committee. During 2007 she along with her husband Mike and Dr Bill Sands published a book titled Principles and Practice of Resistance Training. Recently she was presented with the prestigious “Legends in the Field Award” by the College Strength Coaches Association the only woman to be so honored. The same month she was made a fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association .In July of 2009 Meg received the honor of being the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s Life time Achievement Award winner and in 2019 Meg was inducted into the Pac 12 Hall of Honor.

In November 2008 Meg was appointed the Director of the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education. The Center supports the first PhD program in the country in Coaches Education which started in 2010. In April 2012 ETSU was designated as an Olympic Training Site and Meg has assumed the duties of the Director of the Olympic Training Site along with her duties as Director of the Center of Excellence for Sport Science and Coach Education. The Olympic Training site, with the reorganization of the USOC is now the Center of Excellence Training Site with the same focus on elite level athletes.