Austin, TX (September 30, 2016). The Austin Huns are excited to announce James de Lacey as the head strength and condition coach.
James de Lacey is strength and conditioning coach who works with elite sports teams and athletes, primarily in Rugby League and Union. He has a Master's degree and has published research in the 'Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.'
“I am delighted to have kiwi born James de Lacey as part of our management and coaching staff at the Austin Huns Rugby. He is a passionate, young, and energetic strength and conditioning coach who has a scientific approach to the game and conditioning. He holds a master of sport & exercise science and has published several articles in top sports journals. James is not only a conditioning coach; he also understands the dynamics of the game. He was involved in several professional, elite national & international rugby players & teams in NZ and abroad” said Eugene Eloff, Head Coach of the Austin Huns.
James specializes in speed Enhancement, strength & power development, team sports performance, endurance sports performance, and weightlifting. He is currently the Head Trainer for Kiwi Ferns New Zealand Women's Rugby League Team and is also New Zealand National Level Weightlifter. James has also worked for CSM Bucuresti (Professional Rugby Union Romania), Assistant Strength Coach New Zealand Vodafone Warriors NRL, and Head Strength & Conditioning Coach New Zealand Vodafone Warriors Junior Academy.
Thierry Daupin, General Manager “We are looking for the best person to lead our players and get the most out of them on a daily basis. James is at the forefront of his profession, his passion, and energy for his work is the professional we need to lead our team into the professional era.”
The Austin Huns are honored and excited to have James de Lacey working as the new Strength & Conditioning coach.