FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball David Deets was named a master strength coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) in a ceremony late last week. Deets, who is getting ready to begin his third season at Arkansas, was one of 22 strength and conditioning coaches from around the country to receive the honor which is the highest given in the strength and conditioning profession. “This is an incredible honor for David,” CSCCa Executive Director, Dr. Chuck Stiggins said. “Being named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach signifies a commitment to the student athlete, the University of Arkansas athletic program, and the strength and conditioning profession. We are honored to have coach Deets as a member of our association and to have him join the ranks of the Master Strength and Conditioning Coaches. He is truly a model of an outstanding strength and conditioning professional.” “I am honored to be named a master strength and conditioning coach,” Deets said. “While this is a great honor, it would not be possible without the hard work of all the student-athletes that have stepped into the weight room over the years. I have been blessed to work with elite student-athletes throughout my career and they have made it easy to come in to work every day.” Deets has been in the strength and conditioning field for 12 years with stops at Northwestern State, Texas Christian, Oklahoma State, Missouri and eventually Arkansas. He is one of the most well respected men’s basketball strength and conditioning coaches in the country and has been a featured speaker at national conferences and was a part of the development of the Nike SPARQ program for men’s basketball.