In this episode I talk with coach Sam Ordung from Hillsboro high located in Nashville, TN. The Hillsboro Burros are a growing program in Nashville and Coach Ordung is the mastermind behind it all. He has changed and influenced a lot of athletes lives for the better at this inner city school.

Coach Ordung has a pretty unique situation and a very busy life and coaching career. Sam received his BA from the University of Nebraska, his Masters in divinity from Vanderbilt divinity school and is CSCS certified through the NSCA. In college at the University of Nebraska he was a gymnast for the corn huskers in 2008 and 2009.

He became the strength coach and coached football at Franklin High school in Tennessee before moving on to be the head strength coach at Hillsboro high in 2014. Coach Ordung has tons of very cool insights on some of the topics we cover and is excited about coaching kids at the high school level. He cares for the athlete’s he trains and wants the best for them during their high school career and after.

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My name is Dane Nelson. I am a former college and high school strength coach. I created this podcast for strength coaches at any level but more specifically for High School Strength Coaches. I want strength coaches to be able to connect to each other and learn more about the growing field of full time high school strength coaching.  Thanks for checking out the website.  It would be great to connect with other strength coaches and talk about what works and what doesn’t work when training high school athletes.  This is why I created this podcast. I hope  you find it useful and valuable!


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