Coach Jed Smith

University of Northern Iowa High Performance Director

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About Jed

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Jed Smith has been High Performance Director and Exercise Science faculty at the University of Northern Iowa since 2005. At UNI, Coach Smith is responsible for the overseeing all physical development of the athletes at the University as well as working to teach and mentor future strength and conditioning professionals in UNI’s graduate school program designed to advance strength and conditioning coaches.

Smith is the North Central Regional Director for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, as well as National Coach and National Instructor for USA Weightlifting. He has presented at conferences and symposiums both nationally and internationally, speaking and gaining insight in countries such as China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, & Canada. 

Prior to University of Northern Iowa, Coach Smith worked as a strength and conditioning coach in the National Football League (NFL), worked with the National Hockey League (NHL), was the director of a regional training center for USA Weightlifting, was a Weightlifting coach for a Community Olympic Development Program (CODP), was a strength and conditioning coach in the United Soccer League First Division (USL-1), was a strength and conditioning coach in the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA), and was a high school physical education teacher and strength and conditioning coach.

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