Rick Franzblau is in his third year as the assistant director of Olympic sports strength & conditioning and first with baseball. The previous two years, he served in the capacity of assistant strength & 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. He is directly responsible for baseball as well as the track & field, cross country, men’s & women’s golf, men’s tennis and women’s diving programs. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Clemson with football and Olympic sports.
At Clemson, Franzblau has worked with eight ACC championship track & field squads. He has also worked with eight individual NCAA champions and seven track & field Olympians. In 2013, he worked with Brianna Rollins, the American recordholder in 100m hurdles.
Franzblau graduated in 2006 with a degree in history from Colgate, where he spent three years as a student assistant strength coach after his football career was cut short due to injuries. He is a certified strength & conditioning specialist through the NSCA and holds the SCCC certification through the CSCCA organization.