After spending more than three years away from the state of Florida, Longwood native Brad Lokey has returned home to serve as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Stetson University.
A former member of the United States Marine Corps, Lokey will oversee the strength and conditioning program for all 19 of Stetson’s varsity sports. Lokey is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association as well as by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He is also certified as a personal trainer.
“I am very excited to be at the start of something that already has so much history and tradition,” Lokey said of working with the new Stetson football program. “The new facilities are incredible. It is going to be fun to be involved with it all.”
Lokey comes to Stetson from Cumberland University in Tennessee where he was the Director of Strength & Conditioning. Before that, he spent six months working in the Georgia Tech Strength and Conditioning department – primarily working with the football, softball, swimming and diving and cheerleading squads for the Yellow Jackets.
It was during his time at Georgia Tech when Lokey completed his practicum and internship hours to earn his certification as a strength and conditioning coach.
He also spent time working with the football, men's and women's basketball and wrestling teams at UT-Chattanooga.
Lokey was the first head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Fitness Center Manager at Webber International University in Babson Park, Fla., working in that position for two years. He was responsible for the 19-sport Warriors program, designing and implementing workout programs for all sports, implementing and analyzing results to test the effectiveness of the programs and creating a computer data base for workouts for student-athletes.
Lokey was born in Shelbyville, Tenn., but grew up in Florida, graduating from Lyman High School in Longwood. He received his bachelor's degree in Recreational Administration with minors in Biology and Coaching from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., in December of 2006.
He played football for four years at LHS and two years at CMU before spending four years of honorable military service in the Marine Corps prior to completing his scholastic-athletic endeavors. He earned a master's degree in Business Administration and Sport Management from Webber International in 2009.
“It is not often in our field that you can do what you love to do close to home,” Lokey said.
Lokey is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). Lokey possesses three credentials from the NSCA including; Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and Personal Trainer (CPT). He is also Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) and is recognized as an approved mentor by the CSCCa.