Shaun Huls named Sports Science Coordinator
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:16 PM
This sounds promising.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:24 PM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:50 PM
Dude WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS AT ALL COSTS!
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:16 PM
CK is about to get the boys whipped into shape for that fast paced offense! No more defensive letdown due to being exhausted in the 4th quarter! The defense will be on the field quite often due to the offense fast paced whether it's by quick touchdowns or 3 and outs. He's gearing up!
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:19 PM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:21 PM
Shaun Huls, Sports Science Coordinator
Shaun Huls most recently served as the head strength and conditioning coach and combatives coordinator for Navy Special Warfare. After beginning his career as a student assistant and a student strength coach with the University of Nebraska, Huls held various strength and conditioning posts with Nebraska, the University of Nevada and Hampton University. During his career, Huls has trained numerous current NFL players, professional baseball players, MMA fighters, track and field, wrestling and swimming Olympians. In addition, Huls is a championed collegiate Olympic lifter and Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor.
I'm starting to think Kelly may actually know what he is doing. MMA athletes are the best conditioned anywhere.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:34 PM
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:25 PM
New Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly at last has unveiled his full coaching staff, and it includes one coach with an interesting title.
Shaun Huls will serve as the Eagles' "Sports Science Coordinator" – a job separate from strength and conditioning. Huls, according to the Eagles, previously was the strength, conditioning and "combatives" coordinator for Navy Special Warfare.
In other words, Huls joins the Eagles after training Navy SEALs.
That should bring instant credibility when Kelly, new strength coach Josh Hingst and Huls start working with Eagles players during the voluntary offseason program that begins in April.
Kelly on Friday announced a staff of 22 assistants, including new defensive coordinator Bill Davis, who most recently coached the Cleveland Browns' linebackers, and former Browns head coach Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. Shurmur has been on board for several weeks, though Kelly waited until the full staff was assembled to make a formal announcement.
Two of Andy Reid's assistants were retained on Kelly's staff – tight ends coach Ted Williams, who has been with the Eagles since 1995, and running backs coach Duce Staley. Staley, a former Eagles running back, previously was a special teams quality control coach.
Half of Kelly's assistant coaches most recently worked as college coaches.
Since the Eagles lured Kelly away from Oregon last month, the NFL world has been wondering how Kelly would implement his innovative college system, with his high-paced practices and up-tempo offense, in the NFL.
Hiring Huls appears to be part of that plan. While other teams have dabbled with alternative training programs -- the Denver Broncos, for example, gutted their training room after hiring a new strength coach last year -- the
Eagles are thought to be the first to add a Sports Science Coordinator in an official capacity.
Kelly has previous experience with Navy SEAL training. In 2011, he put his Oregon team through a program called "Judgment Day" led by a former SEALs trainer, and in 2010 told The New York Times how much he admired military-style training.
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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:42 PM
I didn't know that the CBA placed limits on the days a player can be there voluntarily during the offseason. I thought it merely contained limits on official practices.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:00 PM
I'd have to look it up to know for sure but IIRC the players can use the weight room and have access to trainers at any time but there are limits to when they can receive formal instruction from the strength and conditioning staff. During those times, the S&C staff are only there for safety.
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:57 PM
If I'm Dixon and I see the word "SEAL Training" and "judgment Day", I just gave my underwear a cow patty