Meade Smith, MS
Meade Smith was named the strength and conditioning head coach at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) in May of 2016. From 2011 to 2016, he was the head strength coach at SIUE.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Missouri, Meade played two seasons with the Tigers baseball program and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and Fitness. Meade earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology in 2004, from SIUE, where he served as graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach.
With the Salukis, Meade was mentored by Eric Klein, who is now the head football strength and conditioning coach at the University of Minnesota. His core strength and conditioning principles focus upon training movements not muscles, ground-based training programs, explosive training, an accent on core training and an emphasis on injury reduction.
Meade was in charge of coordinating and developing the strength, conditioning,and rehabilitation programs for Saluki baseball, track and field jumpers and women's golf. He also assisted with the rest of the SIUC programs including football and basketball.
He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist in the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Meade is a performance enhancement specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and is finalizing certification as a corrective exercise specialist. He also is a certified sports performance coach and Level 1 weightlifting coach with USA Weightlifting.
Meade also has experience training with professional athletes. He was a strength coach with the Anaheim Angels in 2003. Meade has been an adjunct professor at Logan University providing instruction on Exercise Prescription & Testing, Cardio-Respiratory and Exercise and Sports Practicum.