John Sisk

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.


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