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Maroons hire strength and conditioning director

Maroons hire strength and conditioning director
New Butte Central strength and conditioning director Kara Assalay is shown in this courtesy photo.

Butte Central High School has hired Kara Assalay as the director of strength and conditioning for the Maroon Athletics Department.

In this position, Assalay is responsible for developing a year-round systematic strength and conditioning program for Maroon teams and athletes.  In this capacity, she will work closely with coaches, athletic trainers and medical staff to design both in-season and out-of-season training programs for multi-sport athletes.

The goal of the new position is to increase athletic performance, reduce injuries, enhance the durability of all athletes and produce the best possible Butte Central boys’ and girls’ programs.  This will be accomplished by improving attributes of athletes in areas of strength, speed, flexibility, durability and endurance.

Coach Assalay will bring to Butte Central a wealth of knowledge and experience to this very dynamic and important function of athletics.  She will provide expert advice to coaches and provide athletes with guidance and proper training techniques.  Her enthusiasm, energy and positive approach will be a great motivation to the Maroons.

Coach Assalay is a graduate of the University on Montana, with a B.S. in health and human performance.  She is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Professional Trainer and a Level I CrossFit Trainer.  She interned at the Peak Fitness Center in Missoula under former University of Montana Football player Mike Rankin, and she is certified as a USA Weightlifting Advanced Performance Coach.

Butte Central Athletic Department leaders are understandably very excited about the new strength and conditioning program.

“We’re thrilled to have Kara on staff to build and develop a first class strength and conditioning program for all Butte Central student-athletes,” Butte Central Activities Director Chad Petersen said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge in the strength and conditioning field that no doubt will serve our entire athletic program incredibly well.”

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  • Nick DiGiovine, M.D.
    September 27, 2016, 2:53 pm

    Butte Central has always had a great strength and conditioning program for its athletes. I witnessed this first hand with my son Eric. Thank you Doug Peoples. Well their program just got better. Kara Assalay will take them to the next level. Congratulations Kara and Butte Central.

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