Assistant Director of Speed, Strength, and Conditioning
Sonya Woods is concluding her second year as the Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at Coastal Carolina University, working primarily with the volleyball, women's basketball, women's tennis and women's golf programs.
Woods arrived at Coastal Carolina after serving as a sports performance specialist at Athletic Republic of Charlotte for six months. Prior to that, she was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Winthrop University for three years, working directly with 10 of the Eagles' athletic programs and assisting with the remaining teams. She also worked for Winthrop as a graduate assistant with the women's basketball program, working not only with the workout programs but also handling film exchange, student managers, practice schedules and other functions.
Certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, Woods earned two degrees in her time at Winthrop, receiving her bachelor's degree in sport management in December 2001 and following it up with her master's degree in physical education in May 2007.
Woods resides in Myrtle Beach.