Kelly Powers joined the UC Department of Athletics in 2008. She currently serves as the Associate Athletic Director for Olympic Sports Performance.
Prior to joining UC, Powers spent two years at Bowling Green University, starting as a graduate assistant before being promoted to an assistant overseeing the strength and conditioning needs of all women's programs at Bowling Green. She also assisted in coaching strength training programs for football, men's basketball and ice hockey. She earned a master's degree in educational administration and leadership studies from Bowling Green in 2007.
Powers held an assistant strength and conditioning coach's position at Columbia University from August 2005 to June 2006. She directed the strength and conditioning program for women's basketball and men's swimming, golf, field hockey,
Prior to working at Columbia, Powers interned at the University of Notre Dame during the 2005 academic year where she led the strength and conditioning program for the men's and women's cheerleading squads and the women's rowing team. Powers also interned at Bucknell during the 2004 academic year.
A native of Blandford, Mass., Powers was a personal trainer for one year after earning her bachelor's degree in health promotion and fitness management from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2002. She was a four-year
Powers earned her certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association under the mentoring of Thomas Sheehan of Columbia.
Powers and her husband, Joe, have a daughter Isabelle and son Brody.