Jared Nessland and Erin White join the Hornets as strength and conditioning coaches.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento State athletics director Terry Wanless announced the addition of head strength and conditioning coach Jared Nessland and assistant strength and conditioning coach Erin White.
Nessland comes to Sacramento State after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Southern Illinois since 2008. Nessland, a 1999 graduate of Montana State, also served as the head strength and conditioning coach at North Dakota from 2002-07.
“Attracting someone of Jared’s caliber is not an easy task,” Wanless said. “This was a challenging time for us. We were looking for someone to bring leadership and experience to a critical position in this department and Jared fills that role perfectly.”
The Hornets were shocked and saddened by the passing of former head strength and conditioning coach Terrance Brooks on June 13.
Nessland was a three-year letterwinner and academic all-conference selection for the track and field team at Montana State where he competed in the shotput, hammer and weight throw. He was also a competitive weight lifter, earning fifth place at the 1999 Collegiate National Championships in the 105 kg class.
Nessland will work with football, women's basketball and men's golf.
White, a 2005 graduate of Rutgers, was the assistant director of strength and conditioning at Furman (2010-11) after spending two years at Humboldt State (2007-09) as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach.
“We are very excited to bring someone with Erin’s background and experience aboard,” Wanless said. “We are also happy to hire the first full-time female strength and conditioning coach in school history.”
White was a four-year letterwinner for the Rutgers rowing team.
White will work with volleyball, men's soccer, softball, rowing and cross country.
The Hornets also added strength and conditioning interns Kyle Aber and Tom Distasio to the staff this year.
Aber will work with baseball, women's golf and football while Distasio will work with men's basketball, gymnastics, women's soccer and football.