Craig Edwards was named the assistant strength and conditioning coach in August 2014 at the University of New Hampshire. In his role at New Hampshire, Craig currently oversees the strength and conditioning program for Men’s & Women’s Basketball, Women’s Hockey, and Women’s Volleyball.
Along with his role at New Hampshire, Craig is a strength and conditioning coach at MaxWay Performance in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. In addition, Craig was recently being named the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Premier Hockey in Manchester, NH, all while owning and operating Edwards Performance Systems.
In these roles, Craig supervises, directs and trains athletes, student-athletes and general population clientele in regards to exercise and lifting techniques.
Craig has also worked as a coordinator for Healthy UNH, specifically as the instructor for the faculty/staff strength and conditioning. Healthy UNH’s mission is to promote a campus-wide initiative that encourages faculty, staff and students to improve their health while decreasing health care costs.
Craig started as a strength and conditioning intern at New Hampshire in September 2012. He helped develop and oversee a comprehensive training program for men’s and women’s track and field, focusing on sprints and jumps. Craig also worked with men’s basketball, volleyball, field hockey, women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and swimming and diving in an assisting role.
Prior to joining the Wildcats in 2012, Craig worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (MBSC) in Woburn, MA under world renowned strength coach Michael Boyle. There, he implemented strength and conditioning programs for athletes of various ages.
Craig holds certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), holds both the Level 1 & 2 Functional Movement Screening certification from the Functional Movement Systems (FMS), a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is CPR certified by the American Red Cross.
Craig earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Merrimack College in 2007 and his Master of Science degree in Exercise Science from California University in California, Pa., in 2013, with aspirations of enrolling in a PhD program at some point down the road.
Craig currently resides in Exeter, New Hampshire where he spends a great deal of time coaching, reading, and focusing on his own health and fitness, spending as much time as he can outside and enjoying the beautiful New England seacoast.
- Masters of Science: Exercise Science, California University, 2013
- Bachelors of Arts: English, Merrimack College, 2007
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa)
- Functional Movement Screen Level 1 & 2 (FMS)
- Certified Performance Specialist (PES), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- CPR Certified, American Red Cross