|College:||Eastern Washington, 2006|
|Position:||Director of Strength and Conditioning|
Lance Farmer is in his first season as A&M-Commerce's first-ever Strength and Conditioning Coach. Farmer will work directly with all 11 A&M-Commerce intercollegiate programs, overseeing weight lifting, conditioning, fitness and nutritional workouts for all Lion student-athletes.
Farmer comes to A&M-Commerce from Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina, where he spent three and a half years as the Saints’ assistant strength and conditioning coach. While at Limestone, Farmer designed and implemented programs for nine athletic programs, including men’s and women’s basketball, soccer, cross country, track and field, field hockey and wrestling. He also assisted with workouts for five other sports.
Prior to his time at Limestone, Farmer spent two seasons as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina where he was directly responsible for the strength programs for the wrestling, women’s field hockey, and the men’s and women’s tennis programs. He also assisted with the physical development of the Mountaineers’ 2006 and 2007 Division 1-AA national championship football teams. He also interned at the University of Washington as an undergrad.
A native of Washington State, Farmer received his bachelor’s degree in exercise sciences from Eastern Washington University in 2006 and earned his master's degree in exercise sciences/strength and conditioning from Appalachian State in 2008. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a sports performance coach through USA Weightlifting.