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Marks Joins Strength and Conditioning Staff

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 08/26/2013
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Jasman Marks has been hired as an assistant strength coach with oversight of the University of Miami women’s basketball and swimming teams, the university announced Monday.

“We are all so excited to add Jasman Marks to our staff,” head women’s basketball coach Katie Meier said. “I think the success he has had at SMU, and certainly his approach in terms of individual player development, has been real evident throughout his career.”

Marks comes to Miami after spending the last two and a half years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at SMU.

“Talking to all the coaches, they had just wonderful things to say about the program and also the players,” Marks said.

Most recently at SMU, Marks had strength and conditioning oversight of the women’s basketball and swimming programs, while also assisting with the football program. Previously, Marks oversaw the women’s golf and women’s tennis program for a year.

Before being hired by SMU, Marks spent time on the strength and conditioning staffs at LSU and with the New Orleans Voodoo of the Arena Football League. For three years, Marks also served as the sports performance director of Velocity Sports Performance—a company that specializes in providing professional level training to athletes of all ages.

“We were especially intrigued by his preventative approach of using conditioning as injury prevention and his ability to motivate and coach the individual student-athletes to their strengths,” Meier added.

Marks completed his undergraduate work at Nicholls State, where he earned a degree in sports science and wellness. Later, Marks received his master’s degree in kinesiology with a concentration in coaching education from Georgia Southern.

“It’s a great place for me to continue to grow as a strength and conditioning coach as well as a chance to work with the best student-athletes at the University of Miami,” Marks added. “It’s a great opportunity for me.”

Schedule
 
Sunday, December 28
Women's Basketball vs. Florida A&M
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats Live Video
Monday, December 29
Women's Basketball vs. LSU / UNC-Greensboro
Coral Gables, Fla.
TBA
Live Stats Live Video
Sunday, January 04
Women's Basketball vs. Boston College
Coral Gables, Fla.
1:00 PM
Live Stats Live Video
Thursday, January 08
Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 11
Women's Basketball at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va.
2:00 PM
Live Video
Thursday, January 15
Women's Basketball vs. Clemson
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 18
Women's Basketball at Duke
Durham, N.C.
1:00 PM
RSN
Wednesday, January 21
Women's Basketball vs. Virginia
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, January 25
Women's Basketball at Louisville
Louisville, Ky.
5:00 PM
RSN
Sunday, February 01
Women's Basketball at Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.
1:00 PM
ESPN3
Thursday, February 05
Women's Basketball vs. Virginia Tech
Coral Gables, Fla.
7:00 PM
Live Stats
Sunday, February 08
Women's Basketball at Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla.
2:00 PM
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Thursday, February 12
Women's Basketball at Syracuse
Syracuse, N.Y.
7:00 PM
Sunday, February 15
Women's Basketball vs. Georgia Tech
Coral Gables, Fla.
3:00 PM
ESPN3
Live Stats
Thursday, February 19
Women's Basketball at NC State
Raleigh, N.C.
7:00 PM
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