Rick Franzblau
Position: Assistant Director of Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning

Franzblau is in his third year as the assistant director of Olympic sports strength and conditioning.  The previous two years he served in the capacity of Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is responsible for aiding the Director of Olympic Sports in the supervision of other full time coaches, graduate assistants and volunteer interns.   Franzblau is directly responsible for the track and field, cross country, men’s and women’s golf programs, in addition to overseeing the men’s tennis and women’s diving programs.   Prior to becoming an assistant coach, Franzblau worked as a graduate assistant at Clemson where he worked with football and Olympic sports. 

During his time at Clemson, Franzblau has worked with 8 ACC champion track and field squads.   He has also worked with 8 individual NCAA champions, and 7 olympians in track and field.  In 2013, he worked with Brianna Rollins, who set the American record in the 100 meter hurdles.  Franzblau  also worked with golfers Ben Martin and Corbin Mills, who participated in the prestigious Masters tournament while still competing at Clemson.  Franzblau also helped the 2010-2011 mens swimming and diving team record their first top 25 finish in program history.

Franzblau graduated from Colgate University in 2006 with a degree in history.  At Colgate, Franzblau spent 3 years as a student assistant strength coach after his football career was cut short due to injuries.  He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA and also holds the SCCC certification through the CSCCA organization.  Franzblau has also taken the Myokinematic Restoration and Postural Respiration courses through the Postural Restoration Institute.

Email: richarf@clemson.edu

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