CASTLETON, Vt. – Wes Landon has been hired as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for Castleton University announced Associate Dean for Athletics and Recreation Deanna Tyson Monday.
Landon spent the spring as a graduate assistant with the Spartans' athletic programs following a two-year stint at Norwich University. He was in charge of writing and conducting programs for his assigned athletic teams, modifying programs as needed to benefit student-athletes and their respective abilities.
"We are thrilled to have Wes on board full-time," said Tyson. "His time here this spring allowed him to become familiar with our student-athletes and coaches, and each program that worked with him gave glowing reviews. Wes will be a great asset in helping our teams remain competitive throughout the tough seasons in the Little East Conference."
"I would like to thank Deanna Tyson and the hiring committee for giving me the opportunity to be the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Castleton University," said Landon. "I am excited to work with the teams full time after being here as a graduate assistant in the spring. The culture here at Castleton drove me to pursue the full-time position and I look forward to the future of Spartan athletics."
Prior to Norwich, Landon served as a strength coach at Johnny Longo's Strength Academy in Sheldon, Conn., where he worked with high school, collegiate and professional athletes to best suit their needs. He worked directly with multiple hockey programs and assessed individual abilities and skill levels to determine training needs.
Landon also served as a personal trainer and strength coach for three years at Anatomic Fitness in Bedford, N.H., working with local athletes and other clientele to build overall strength and fitness. He also incorporated video to help athletes adapt and learn how to perfect movements.
Landon graduated from Keene State College in 2012 with a B.S. in Health Science, and will receive his C.S.C.S. in December.