Oak Hill Academy’s nationally prestigious basketball program, along with its soccer, tennis and volleyball programs, are supported by a top-notch strength and conditioning team of Consultant Micah Kurtz and Strength and Conditioning Coach Bryan Meagher. Two years ago, Coach Kurtz was recognized as the nation’s High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). He is also a two-time South Carolina Strength Coach of the Year for his outstanding work with A.C. Flora High School in Columbia. He currently works full-time with athletes at Windemere Prep in Florida. Bryan Meagher is entering his 18th year at Oak Hill Academy serving additionally as the top assistant Gold Team basketball coach and Advanced Fitness teacher.
Recently, both were named to Coach & AD Magazine’s “40 Under 40 List” of the most influential professionals in the coaching industry nationwide (see full article here). Coach Kurtz is recognized for being a highly sought-after presenter who has worked clinics in China and throughout the U.S. as a Subject Matter Expert for the NSCA. (see a profile on Coach Kurtz done by Stack Magazine here). Coach & AD cites Coach Meagher’s key contributions to several national championships for the Oak Hill Academy basketball team during his tenure, as well as his development of dozens of Oak Hill Academy players who have gone on to great major college careers and professional success in the NBA and Euro League.
Each year, the duo is responsible for creating the culture and sports-specific individualized and team workouts that help Oak Hill Academy students and athletes transform their bodies. For a glimpse at the no-nonsense, high energy, functional strength and conditioning approach used, please see the short video below. Coach Meagher’s daily sessions in “The Lab” look a lot like this every day: