Mansfield University Athletic Director Peggy Carl has announced the hiring of Greg Gustin as the next head strength and conditioning coach on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

“Greg easily rose to the top in our pool of highly qualified candidates,” Carl stated. “His special mix of motivation, commitment to the student-athlete, and his unique combination of experiences will enhance Mountaineer Athletics for years to come.”

Gustin joins Mansfield after spending the previous four years with the Athletic Lab Sport Performance Training Center, based out of Morrisville, N.C. At the Athletic Lab, Gustin was the assistant director of performance and was responsible for developing workouts and community outreach events for the performance fitness program. He planned, coordinated and supervised tri-yearly Olympic Weightlifting meets sanctions by USA W. Gustin was also the assistant fitness coach for the North Carolina Football Club men’s and women’s professional soccer teams.

“I’m honored and excited to begin my role here in Strength and Conditioning,” Gustin stated. “It is truly a unique experience to get to impact every athlete on campus and I look forward to building upon the existing program and working to get the best out our Mountie athletes.”

Before the Athletic Lab, Gustin spent three years as the assistant strength and condition coach of all 15 programs at Carnegie Mellon University. Gustin spent three years as the primary weight room coach for track and field athletes, while also developing and implementing strength, movement and conditioning program’s for women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s cross country.

Gustin graduated with a bachelor of science in health and physical activity from Pittsburgh University in 2013 before earning a master of science in health and fitness from Pittsburgh in 2014. During his time as a Panther, Gustin also earned a minor in fitness and completed a graduate assistantship as a student instructor for undergraduate physical education courses.

A native of Port Allegany, Pa., Gustin completed notable strength and conditioning internships with Vesla 360 Sport Performance and Physical Therapy (2014), University of Pittsburgh Olympic Sports (2012-2014) and Carnegie Mellon University (2013).

“We are truly lucky to welcome Greg to the Mansfield University Athletics family,” Carl added.