Director of Speed, Strength & Conditioning
John Sisk, a former assistant strength coach
at Clemson since 1997, serves Bobby Johnsonís Vanderbilt staff
as Director of Strength, Speed and Conditioning.
Sisk, 32, is in control of a Commodore football
conditioning program that unveiled a state-of-the-art, $800,000
weight room earlier this year.
The relationship between Sisk and Coach Johnson
dates to 1994, when both worked on the Furman staff. Sisk
was a strength and conditioning assistant during Johnsonís
initial year at the Paladin helm.
At Clemson, Sisk was responsible for the conditioning
of all skilled-position athletes. His conditioning pupils
included quarterback Woodrow Dantzler, All-American receiver
Rod Gardner, and NFL players Antwan Edwards and Rahim Abdullah.
Sisk, a native of Waynesville, N.C., played
football at Western Carolina, graduating with a degree in
sports administration. He spent three years as an assistant
at his high school alma mater in Waynesville before joining
the Furman conditioning staff in 1993.
Two years later, he was named to guide the
strength and conditioning program at Western Carolina. In
1997, Sisk joined the Clemson staff where he served until
accepting the Vanderbilt post.
Serving as strength and conditioning assistants
are John Moore and Mark Sutton.