Jonathan Larson joined Florida Atlantic University Athletics as an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator in July 2017 where he will serve as the strength coach for baseball, softball and track and field.
Larson arrives in Boca Raton after spending a season at LIU Brooklyn as the baseball and softball strength and conditioning coach. Prior to his time there, he became the first-ever strength and conditioning coach at Manhattan College in the Bronx, New York where he oversaw the development of the varsity weight room as well as the physical development and programming for their 19 Division I teams.
From February through August 2015, Larson worked as a strength and conditioning assistant for the St. Louis Cardinals at their spring training facility in Jupiter, FL. With the Cardinals, he assisted with the programming and training of Major and Minor League athletes during spring training while also serving as the primary strength and conditioning coach of the Class A Advanced Palm Beach Cardinals.
Prior to working for St. Louis, Larson spent a year as a strength and conditioning volunteer assistant at the University of Alabama. He assisted with the training and development of tight ends and linebackers during the first year of the College Football Playoff system. He also helped with the training of Alabama softball, which appeared in the 2014 National Championship against the Florida Gators. Larson also developed the programs and trained the coed cheerleading squad that won a UCA National Championship in Orlando in 2014.
Larson got his start in collegiate athletics in 2013 at The United States Military Academy serving as an exercise science/strength and conditioning intern for the Black Knights.
A 2013 graduate from Hofstra University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and political science, Larson is currently pursuing his master’s degree in sports sciences and kinesiology. He is certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association having obtained his CSCS as well as a USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach Certification.