John Farr has recently completed his tenure at UCLA after five years on staff as a strength and conditioning coach with UCLA Athletics. Farr was directly responsible for the strength and conditioning development of Men’s and Women’s Tennis, as well as the Men’s and Women’s Golf teams. He was also directly responsible for strength and conditioning for Softball in 2007 and 2008. In 2008, the Women’s Tennis team captured NCAA team and doubles national championships as well as their first Pac-10 title. The Men’s Tennis team captured their fourth consecutive Pac-10 championship, while the Softball team competed at the College World Series Finals. Farr also assisted the Football team with their weight training and conditioning from 2005 – 2007 during which the Football team went to the Sun Bowl, Emerald Bowl and Las Vegas Bowl respectively. He has trained a number of current NFL, NBA, MLB, and Team USA Olympic Softball players as well as current professional tennis players. Currently, he is a lecturer for the UCLA Extension School in Biomechanics, Human Physiology and Strength Training.
Prior to his position at UCLA, Farr served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach and as a teaching associate for Strength Training and Biomechanics at Cal State Northridge. He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Biomechanics from Cal State Northridge in 2004 and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology in 1990 from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Farr is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS), USA Weightlifting (certified club coach), and the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE). He is also a competitive Olympic weightlifter and is the current National Champion in his age and weight class.
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