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Eric Rhodes

Eric Rhodes was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University of Maryland Men’s Lacrosse team and Track & Field team. He was an integral part of the 2017 national championship that helped end a forty-two-year drought at the University of Maryland. Rhodes trained such athletes as Matt Rambo, Colin Heacock, Tim Muller and many other current lacrosse professionals.

Before the University of Maryland, Eric worked at Northern Arizona University where he was the head strength coach for Men’s Basketball, Men’s Tennis and Track and Field’s Jumpers. Moreover, Coach Rhodes worked with Paralympic gold medalist high jumper Roderick Townsend.

Eric played baseball collegiality at Shenandoah University and was also named the team’s Strength and Conditioning Coach during his senior year. Eric’s passion in athletic development helps athletes hit maximum athletic performance.

Coach Rhodes takes a holistic approach to his training and individualizes his programs based on athlete needs and the needs of their sport.

Coaching Experience

The University of Maryland | 2016 – 2019

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Men’s Lacrosse, Track & Field
Varsity Men’s Lacrosse Team
2017 National Champions

Northern Arizona University | 2014-2016

Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

James Madison University – 2012-2013

Strength & Conditioning Coach


Northern Arizona University – Master’s Degree (2016)
Shenandoah University – Bachelors of Science (2013)


Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (2013-Present)
Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (2013-Present)

Playing Experience

Shenandoah University Varsity Baseball (2009-2013)