NHSSCA Hall of Fame

The NHSSCA Hall of Fame Award honors coaches who have made a substantial impact in the field of high school strength and conditioning over the course of their professional career. The NHSSCA Board of Directors and Hall of Fame Members carefully deliberate to select each member of the Hall of Fame, as it is the most prestigious award a coach can receive in our profession.

Nominations for the Hall of Fame Award open September 1st through September 30th

Congratulations to the Hall of Fame Class of 2020 – Larry Meadors!

Larry Meadors grew up in a farming community in South Dakota. After high school, he attended the University of South Dakota and earned both a BS and MA in Health and Physical Education, he received his Ph. D in the College of Health at the University of Utah.  

Dr. Meadors is a certified NSCA-CSCS -D*, NSCA-CPT- D*, NSCA-RSCC- E, a National Coach of USA Weightlifting and a Team MN Olympic Weightlifting Coach. He is one of the original members of the NHSSCA. He was named MN-NSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach of the year 2002; NSCA National High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year 2003; NSCA Recipient of the President’s Award 2007.  He was inducted in the Minnesota-NSCA Strength & Conditioning Hall of Fame in 2008, in the South Dakota-NSCA Strength & Conditioning Hall of Fame in 2012 and in the National High School Strength Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2020. 

In 2000 Coach Meadors retired after 38 years of teaching Elementary and Junior High School Physical Education and coaching high school football, swimming, Olympic-style weightlifting and golf with teams earning 8 state championships in three separate public school systems. He currently coaches Strength & Conditioning in both private and public sectors training youth, prep and collegiate athletes. In the Northfield High School – Strength and Conditioning Staff and Olympic Style Weight Lifting Team coaching staff (MN State Champions 2005 – 2011; in the Burnsville Public Schools – Strength & Conditioning Staff, 2011-2016 and Olympic Style Weight Lifting Team Coaching Staff (MN State Champions 2013 – 2016). Coach Meadors was also Director for the Burnsville Youth Sports Movement Skills Programs from 2011-2016.  In 2010 Coach Meadors developed a LTPD the Sport Movement Skills Development Program for the Noblesville Youth Baseball Program.

Coach Meadors co-authored two instructional videos on Olympic Lifting Techniques 2005 – 2009 and co-author of two articles on LTAD 2009 – 2015 for the NSCA, Strength and Conditioning Journal, plus and on-line article on LTAD, 2013.

Dr. Meadors was a presenter at the International Sports  Performance Consortium  ETSU, TN 2007, 2018, a presenter at National NSCA Conventions 1998, 2009, 2012 and 2015,  and at the Canadian National LTAD Convention in Ottawa, Canada in 2011. In addition, he presented at MN NSCA State Clinics, SD NSCA State Clinics, IL NSCA State Clinics, Regional NSCA Clinics 2008 – 2011 and for the NHSSCA National Convention 2018.