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Football Strength and Conditioning


Scott Sinclair
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Scott Sinclair was named Marshall's head strength and conditioning coach in January of 2013.

Sinclair came to Marshall after nine years as an associate director of strength and conditioning at UCF, where he worked with the football program along with baseball and track & field. With the football program, he was directly responsible for the speed and agility programs in addition to the program's administrative duties.

In May 2012, he was awarded the highest honor in his field when he was certified as a master strength and conditioning coach (MSCC) at the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association's national conference. The title of master strength and conditioning coach represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise as well as longevity in the field. He is also CPR/AED certified.

Prior to UCF, he served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Tech from 2001-03. While with the Yellow Jackets, he worked as the assistant director of player development for the Yellow Jackets' football squad. From 1999-2001, he worked in the Wake Forest strength and conditioning department.

A native of Rockingham, N.C., he earned his bachelor's degree in sports medicine from Guilford College in 1999. Sinclair, a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, received a master's degree in physical education from UCF in 2006.

Sinclair and his wife, Farrah, have one son, Creed, and one daughter, Asher.

Billy Brown
Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Billy Brown is in his first season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Marshall where he works closely with football, baseball and softball.

Brown comes to Marshall after working at The Citadel as a graduate assistant of strength and conditioning since January 2012. There he coordinated all aspects of the baseball and cross country programs and assisted year round with football and wrestling.

Prior to The Citadel, Brown was a part time strength and conditioning coach at UCF in 2011 from August to December. He implemented workouts with football and assisted with men's and women's tennis, baseball, track and all other Olympic sports.

He did an internship at UCF from 2010-11 while completing a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Fitness in May 2011. Brown earned a Masters of Science in Health and Exercise and Sports Science in December 2013.

George Carpenter
Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

George Carpenter is in his second year as a graduate assistant for strength and conditioning at Marshall.

Carpenter was a standout linebacker for the Thundering Herd from 2008-2011. He finished third on the team with 92 tackles as a senior.

Carpenter was a multi-sport prep standout at Lancaster High School in Ohio and helped the football team to four straight state playoff berths as a fullback. He was a an accomplished swimmer, winning the conference championships in the 50 meter free and the 100 meter breaststroke as a senior.

Brian Pieper
Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

Brian Pieper is in his first year as a graduate assistant at Marshall.

Pieper comes to Marshall after completing an internship at Baylor University, where he worked with the 2013 Big 12 Champion football program and volleyball. Prior to that, Pieper interned at Washington State University, working with volleyball and baseball; and the University of Nebraska where he worked with baseball.

A native of North Platte, Nebraska, Pieper graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in the Spring of 2013, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Fitness. There, Pieper was a two-year letterman and earned a starting receiver position with the football program. He is currently working on his Masters of Science in Exercise Sciences and holds the certification of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC).