Assistant Professor of Sports and Exercise Studies
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Strength and Conditioning Coach (Softball and Women's Basketball)
Holzer School of Nursing & Allied Health
Rio Grande Main Campus
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Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management (with honors) UNITED STATES SPORTS ACADEMY, Daphne, AL (2016)
Master of Science degree in Coaching Education OHIO UNIVERSITY, Athens, OH (2012)
Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Community Health Promotion OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus,OH (2009)
Schierberl, C. (2016). The effect of the holiday season on body composition in first responders (Doctoral
dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses A&I. (Order No. 10100190).
Schierberl, C., Soika, T. (2016). Continuing education for Army master fitness trainers. National Strength and
Conditioning Association TSAC Report, 40, 20-22. Retrieved from
Presentations & Lectures
Schierberl, C. (2016). Application of the professional strength training model to the United States Army. Paper
presented at the National Strength and Conditioning Annual Southern California State Clinic, Santa
Experience & Service
Dr. Cory Schierberl is excited to be the newest full-time faculty member in the Rio Sports and Exercise Studies Department within our school. He is also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Redstorm Women’s Basketball and Softball teams. He was most recently the Athletic Performance Director at Force 10 Performance, the official training center of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Seattle Storm. Dr. Schierberl spent several years prior in the university setting, where he taught undergraduate and international exercise science courses for the United States Sports Academy, while also serving as the Director of Continuing Education for the Academy. He completed his terminal degree on April 6th, 2016, graduated with honors from the Academy’s Doctor of Education degree in Sports Management program, with a Specialization in Leadership.
Prior to his service at the Academy, Cory had almost a decade of experience as a strength and conditioning professional training athletes from the youth to professional level. For a portion of this time he served in this capacity as the Lead Instructor for the U.S. Army’s mobile Master Fitness Trainer Course contract. Here Dr. Schierberl was tasked with the enhancement and implementation of the Army’s new physical readiness training system, to be taught to over 4,000 high-ranking military personnel during a two-year $30 million contract. Prior to his military contracting work, Dr. Schierberl served as the Director of Operations and Athletic Performance Coach at GO: Sports Performance Center, a private training facility in Columbus, OH. He is excited to be a part of the Rio community, providing world-class training for our athletics program, and world-class education for Sports and Exercise Studies students.
Prior to his doctorate work, Cory earned his bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Community Health Promotion from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and his master’s degree in Coaching Education from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Schierberl has earned and maintained the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator (TSAC-F) designations from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
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