EMORY, Va. — The Emory & Henry College Department of Athletics under Interim Director of Athletics Anne Crutchfield is pleased to announce the hiring of Gennaro Ringley as assistant strength & conditioning coach. Ringley will serve alongside Mike Caro, who has been with the program since the summer of 2017.
"I'm excited to be working with Coach Caro, and I'm enjoying the process of getting to know the athletes and earning their trust," said Ringley. "I hope I can bring new energy and help inspire all our athletes to continue to get better each and every day."
Ringley was born in Coeburn, Virginia and got his start in strength and conditioning career at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where he was an intern for Olympic sports for one year. Ringley performed a second internship at North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University where he worked with the football team.
"With two full-time strength and conditioning coaches, Emory & Henry College has shown its commitment to the well-being of their student-athletes and the commitment the athletic department has to provide qualified athletic development training for their sports," said Mike Caro, head strength & conditioning coach.
Ringley will have primary responsibilities in working with baseball, men's and women's swimming, men's and women's tennis, men's soccer, and men's and women's track & field.
"Strength and conditioning impacts all of our student-athletes, and the addition of Gennaro will allow our student-athletes to get more personalized attention that will help all teams improve in competition," added Anne Crutchfield, interim athletics director.
Ringley is an eight-year Army veteran where he served two deployments to Iraq. During his time in service, he discovered his passion for helping others reach their maximum potential through strength and conditioning. In part, this lead Gennaro to competing in the sport of powerlifting, where he not only learned a great deal more about strength development but also took 1st place in his weight class out of 22,000 total competitors in an Army powerlifting competition.
Ringley is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaching Association (CSCCA) and holds their Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified credential. He also holds certifications with USA Weightlifting, NETA Kettle-Bell Specialist and Yoga Foundations.
Outside of work, Ringley enjoys playing racquetball and the outdoors.