New Strength and Conditioning Position “Is a Tremendous Step Forward for Hollins Athletics”

Leslie Williams

Hollins University Director of Athletics Myra Sims has announced that Leslie Williams is the school’s new strength and conditioning coach. She will begin working on a part-time basis with Hollins’ athletic teams and student-athletes this semester.

Williams comes to Hollins from Virginia Tech, where she has served as a coordinator of curricular initiatives since January 2017. Previously, she was a graduate assistant in strength and conditioning and an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic Sports.

“Adding this strength and conditioning position is a tremendous step forward for Hollins athletics,” says Sims. “Leslie is a great fit for our program, having the background and experience that will allow her to provide a quality training program for our student-athletes.”

Williams completed her undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science at Bluefield College, where she was a four-year student-athlete in tennis. After graduation, she spent a year at Coastal Carolina University as a strength and conditioning intern before earning her master’s degree at Virginia Tech.

“I am honored to be a part of the Hollins University sports performance team, and look forward to serving the student-athletes through comprehensive program design, proactive training, and practical application,” Williams says. “My goal is to reduce the risk of injury while addressing and enhancing physical performance and increasing mental and physical toughness. My training philosophy is rooted upon ground-based, multi-joint movements that simulate realistic competition.”