Tigerville, S.C. - North Greenville's Kaitlyn Bernardi has been named the new Director of Strength and Conditioning, it was announced by Athletic Director Jan McDonald on Thursday afternoon.
Bernardi takes over for former S&C director Andre Bernardi who recently departed for the position of Assistant Athletic Director of Strength and Conditioning at Furman University. Bernardi formerly served as the Director of Olympic Strength and Conditioning when she started at North Greenville four years ago. In her previous four years, Bernardi developed a comprehensive player development program which is designed to prevent injury, enhance performance during competition, and develop mental discipline.
Kaitlyn Bernardi was a two-sport athlete at North Greenville, competing in volleyball and track and field. She was a four-year starter for the NGU volleyball program at middle blocker and a previous school record holder in the high jump. As a volleyball standout, Bernardi was named Second Team All-Conference, holding the school record for career kills and blocks. She was named the field MVP and was an All-Conference performer in the high jump during the 2012-season.
Prior to her arrival at North Greenville, Bernardi served for two years as an administrative assistant and performance coach at D1 Sports in Greenville, South Carolina, overseeing the daily operations and performance training of athletes ranging in age from 6 to 22 years old. She also managed adult performance and weight lifting classes.
She is certified by the NCSA as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), as well as USAW and NASM and is corrective exercise certified and is a performance enhancement specialist.
Bernardi is one of just two female head strength and conditioning coordinators in the state of South Carolina. She is also just the second female strength and conditioning head in either the Gulf South or Conference Carolinas, the two conferences competed in by North Greenville student-athletes.