Michael H. Stone,
Senior Contributor

Michael H. Stone PhD is currently the Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Director and the PhD Coordinator in the Department of Sport, Exercise, Recreation and Kinesiology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He was a USA national level weightlifter during the 1970’s and 80’s. From 1999 through 2001 he was Chair of Sport at Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Prior to joining ETSU he was the Head of Sports Physiology (2001-2005) for the USOC. Dr. Stone's service and research interests are primarily concerned with physiological and performance adaptations to strength/power training. He has 260+ publications in reviewed journals, co-authored two textbooks dealing with strength and conditioning, has contributed chapters to several texts in the areas of bioenergetics, nutrition, and strength/power training. Dr. Stone was the 1991 NSCA Sports Scientist of the Year and was awarded the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He was the recipient of the ETSU award for Distinguish Research Faculty in 2008. He was awarded the 2012 “Doc” Councilman award for application of sport science to sport by USA Weightlifting.

Dr. Stone was the recipient of the NSCA “Alvin Roy” award in 2020. He is a Fellow of the UKSCA and NSCA and is certified by the UKSCA (ASCC), NSCA (CSCS) and USA Weightlifting. He regularly consults with a number of strength and conditioning coaches at various universities and professional teams. He has been the strength and conditioning coach for a number of different sports and has coached several international and national level weightlifters (including one Olympian) and throwers in both the United States and Great Britain.