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Coach Caruthers


All of the Waco Sports Academy programs have been developed by Coach LeBaron Caruthers. Coach Caruthers is a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach, one of only 60 in the world. Through 30+ years of experience, he has “demonstrated a mastery of the knowledge, skill, and expertise” (MSCC executive board of directors) of speed, strength, and conditioning for all athletes of all ages. He has been board certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach Association since 2002.

Coach Caruthers Results

  • Alabama Football – 1992 National Champions
  • SMU Football – 1981 SW Conference Champions
  • Baylor Baseball – 2000 Big 12 Champions
  • Alabama Baseball – 1996 SEC Champions
  • Baylor Golf – 2001 Big XII Champions
  • Auburn Indoor Track & Field – 1978 SEC Champions
  • 1992 Collegiate Football Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year (by the NFL Strength and Conditioning Coaches)
  • 1995 SEC Strength & Conditioning Professional of the Year (by the National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • 3-Time All-American in the Shot Put at NC State
  • 7 Years National Football League (Patriots & Cardinals)

Coach Caruthers’ History

1972-1973 East Carolina University

Offensive Tackle

Member of the 1972 Southern Conference Football Champions team.

1977 Graduate of N.C. State, Raleigh, N.C.

3 Time All-American, Shot Put

Alumni Athletics Award Winner – 1977

September 1978-March 1980:

Member of Auburn University’s Track and Field coaching staff.

Member of 1980 SEC Indoor Track & Field Champions Coaching Staff, Auburn University

Athletes worked with: Harvey Glance, James Walker and Rob Will

March 1980-January 1982: Head Strength Coach, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Swimming & Diving, Women’s Swimming & Diving, Men’s Track & Field and Women’s Tennis

Athletes worked with: Eric Dickerson, Craig James, Joe Beard, Michael Carter, Russell Carter, Steve Lindquist and Harvey Armstrong

Helped Nancy Lieberman prepare for ABC’s Women’s Superstar Competition, Fall 1981.

Member of 1981 SWC Football Champions coaching staff.

January 1982-January 1984: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, New England Patriots

Athletes: John Hannah, Stanley Morgan, Mosi Tatupu, Andre Tippett, Kenneth Sims, Steve Nelson, Michael Haynes, Brian Holloway and Shelby Jordan

February 1986-January 1990: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals

Athletes worked with: Neil Lomax, Roy Green, Joe Bostic, Louis Sharpe, Jay Novacek, Stump Mitchell, Cedric Mack and Al Del Greco

June 19, 1986:

Attained Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist as defined by the Executive Council of the National Strength & Conditioning Certification Commission.

January 1990-January 1997: Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, University of Alabama

Athletes worked with: John Copeland, Eric Curry, Lemanski Hall, Antonio Langham, Sam Shade, Jay Barker, Tommy Johnson, Michael Proctor, Jon Stevenson, George Teague, Antonio London, David Palmer, Shaun Alexander, Fernando Bryant, Patrick Hape, Dwayne Rudd, Chris Samuels and Deshea Townsend

1992: Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year by U.S.A. Sports Fitness

Member of Alabama’s 1992 SEC Football Champion’s coaching staff.

Member of Alabama’s 1992 National Football Champion’s coaching staff.

1995: Strength & Conditioning Professional of the Year for the SEC

Member of Alabama’s 1996 SEC Baseball Champion’s coaching staff which went to the College World Series.

June 1998-March 2002:

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Baylor University

Member of Baylor’s 2000 Big XII Baseball Champions coaching staff.

Member of Baylor’s 2001 Big XII Men’s Golf Champions coaching staff.

May, 2002: Formed Championship Speed & Strength, Inc.

May 8, 2002 Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association.

Summer, 2002:

Produced Speed Clinics at the Woodway Family Center.

November, 2002:

Opened the doors to Championship Speed & Strength, Inc. at 7005 Woodway Drive, Waco, Texas.

January, 2006:

Founded the Waco Sports Academy with Championship Speed & Strength along with Joe Beard, President of Westdale Asset Management and Kyle Rose, President of K A Associates.

May 11, 2006:

Coach Caruthers is awarded the title of “Mastery Strength and Conditioning Coach” by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.


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