The Elmer Redd Sports Performance Center is located in the Athletics/Alumni Center. It is dedicated to Former assistant coach Elmer Grant Redd. Redd's tenure as a running back coach under Bill Yeoman (1970 - 1986) yielded eight different 1,000 yard rushers and a winning record of 146-36-3.
The facility is available to all Cougar student-athletes as well as athletic department staff. It boasts a 16,500 square foot floor covered by state of the art Infinity Performance Flooring as well as a mezzanine cardio area stocked with Life Fitness ellipticals and treadmills. Lifting equipment is provided by Power Lift and includes
- 16 - 8' Combo Power Racks
- 16 - 6' x 6' Olympic Lifting Platforms
- 16 - Bench Stations
- Adjustable Plyo Boxes
- 4 Dumbbell sets in varying weight
- 6 Rotating Glute-Ham Benches
- 3 - 4 station Pulley Systems
- 8 - Adjustable Decline Benches
- 6 - Plate Loaded Back Machines
- 4 - Plate Loaded Chest Machines
- Selectorized Leg Curl/Leg Extension Machines
- Medicine ball wall
- Nutrition Area
- Recovery/Regeneration Area
Conveniently located next to the Tom Wilson Sports-Medicine Center and numerous team locker rooms the center provides a highly competitive, emotionally charged, hard-working environment for current-student athletes.
The mission of the Sports Performance staff at the University of Houston is to provide our student-athletes elite training to enhance athletic and mental confidence. Sports Performance coaches provide a well designed, collaborative training program that is science-based, sports-specific, safe and productive. During our training sessions, student-athletes are encouraged to become leaders, while at the same time reaching their maximum athletic potential. At UH we promote an environment that inspires the core values of the university - Excellence, Integrity, Diversity, Loyalty and Tradition.
Houston Cougar Sports Performance is accepting applications for our Sports Performance Internship Program for an unpaid position.
Intern responsibilities include: assisting with the supervision of training programs; assisting with daily administrative and maintenance items; completion of various educational assignments during the internship.
Intern qualifications include: punctuality, enthusiasm, strong work ethic and a commitment to volunteer a minimum of 40 hours per week. Preferred qualifications include: Senior status or completion of a bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field; CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification; CPR certification.
Interns will receive experience working in a Division I training environment, have the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities and receive college credit if applicable.
For information regarding the application process contact Rod Grace: firstname.lastname@example.org