20 Mar Ed Cosner
PowerSport Strength and Conditioning
With well over 30 years experience in the Iron Game, Ed is a champion strength athlete turned Strength and Conditioning Coach. He fully understands what proper strength training can do since it was through strength training that he transformed himself from what he describes as “last picked for recess to an elite strength athlete”.
Today, recognized as a world wide leader in the Physical Development of Rugby Tight Forwards and through his company PowerSport Strength and Conditioning he consults and conducts seminars, workshops and training camps all over the world.
He is also the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Forwards Coach for the New Orleans Gold professional rugby club.
Coaching stops at University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned undergraduate degrees in Kinesiology and Philosophy. He was also the first strength and conditioning coach at the university while he was working towards his degrees. He was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Baylor University where he worked on his graduate degree in Human Performance. From 1999-2003 he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the San Antonio Spurs where he was part of 2 NBA Championships. He has interned at training camps for the Houston Oilers, North Melbourne Kangaroos (Aussie Rules Football) and with the Super Rugby Champion Crusaders wider training camp in Christchurch New Zealand which is where he witnessed a complete lack of proper physical training for the Tight Forwards in the sport of rugby and set out to do something about it!!
Ed has coached Olympians, professional athletes, National team members as well as numerous high school and college athletes including 14 high school All Americans and 6 NCAA All Americans. Some of his biggest achievements in coaching come from his work with Ben and Owen Franks from the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cup Champion New Zealand All Blacks Rugby.