Josh Edwards

Josh Edwards - Strength and Conditioning Coach

The collegiate football season at Loras College lasts from mid-August through November, but for many dedicated Duhawks, the strength and conditioning program continues year-round. To be a contender in the highly competitive Iowa Conference, the Duhawks voluntarily train during the off-season with a comprehensive strength and conditioning program designed to help improve athletic performance. Each athlete is closely monitored by Josh Edwards, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Edwards designs personalized workouts for each student-athlete based on the physical demands of the position they play.

Edwards has been a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2001 and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is certified in basic first aid, CPR, and an ARC Professional Rescuer.

Edwards earned his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science - Health Promotion from Central College in 2003. During the 2003-2004 academic year, Edwards worked as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Dutch. He followed with two years at Winona State University as a graduate assistant, where he completed his master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2005. Upon the completion of that degree he became the Director of Football Strength and Conditioning for the Warriors and also coached the defensive line. His most recent stop was at Drake University where he served as Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Edwards was an offensive lineman for the Dutch during his playing days and earned the Kuyper Award during the 2002 season for his outstanding contributions to the team. His office is housed in the Athletic and Wellness Center fitness area. This is his second year overseeing the strength and conditioning needs of all 21 sports at Loras College and he also contributes to the football staff as the linebackers coach.