OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Stevenson University Director of Athletics Brett Adams announced that John Mackersie, a 2008 graduate of Maryville College (Tenn.), has been hired as the new head strength and conditioning coach. Mackersie has over 10 years of experience in college athletics as both a player and a coach.
Mackersie is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He received his bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in sociology from Maryville College (Tenn.) in 2008 and a master of science degree in sport psychology from Miami University (Ohio) in 2010.
While at Miami, Mackersie was the the assistant strength and conditioning coach for two years from 2010-12 where he worked with the Redhawk football team who won the 2010 Mid-American Conference and the GoDaddy.com Bowl. He also supervised the 2010 MAC champion field hockey team and held a 12-month internship where he was responsible for the University’s cheer squad while assisting with program design and implementation for all 18 of the Redhawks' varsity sports.
Prior to Miami, Mackersie was a three-time USA South Academic All-Conference selection in four years on the Maryville football team. He was also selected to the Dean's List five times and worked as a sport performance intern at Cherokee Health and Fitness.
Mackersie also holds American Red Cross certifications in CPR, AED and professional rescuing and is level one functional movement screen certified. He has presented at numerous events and associations, including the Midwest Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium, the Association for Applied Sports Psychology and the Southeastern Psychological Association.