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App State Hires Ormsby As Assistant Athletics Director Of Strength And Conditioning For Olympic Sports
Robbie Ormsby earned both his bachelors degree and masters degree from Appalachian State.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Hires Ormsby as Assistant Athletics Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports

App State alum Robbie Ormsby is returning to the High Country, joining the Mountaineers as Assistant Athletics Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports.

Ormsby earned both a Bachelor of Science in physical education in 2003 and a Master of Science in exercise science in 2007 from App State. He went on to serve as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Mountaineers, working with numerous sports, which totaled 10 Southern Conference championships under his tutelage. He was also a member of the football staff for two FCS National Championships.

“We would like to officially welcome Robbie and his family back to App State and the town of Boone,” said Senior Associate Athletics Director Jon Mitchell. “Robbie will be a valuable addition to our High-Performance Team, and his dedication to his craft will help our student-athletes reach new heights.”

“I feel fortunate to continue my career in Boone. Previous experience with the department will allow a smooth transition and permit an immediate impact on the training of the student-athletes,” said Ormsby. “I want to thank Doug Gillin, Jon Mitchell, the search committee, and Appalachian State University for this opportunity. My family and I are excited to be back home.”

Most recently, Ormsby spent seven seasons at James Madison, where he served as the Associate Director for strength and conditioning, primarily working with the baseball, women’s soccer, and volleyball teams.

Prior to his time in Harrisonburg, Ormsby worked overseas in Taiwan, for Integration Sports Science Academy, where he worked in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, and also worked with a professional tennis program. Ormsby also assisted at National Taichung University for Physical Education and Sport.

Ormsby and his wife, Amanda, also an App State graduate, have two daughters, Elin and Vera.