Eight years ago, multi-certified strength and conditioning coach Micah Kurtz began working with Oak Hill Academy’s athletic program in developing protocol and best practices in our weight room alongside OHA full-time strength coach, Bryan Meagher. What began as a sport-specific (basketball) workout has blossomed over the years into a full-fledged program that athletes across multiple sports at OHA, as well as students in advanced P.E. classes, have come to know as “The Oak Hill Way.”
This past June, Coach Kurtz was recognized as the nation’s High School Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). He is also a two-time South Carolina Strength Coach of the Year for his outstanding work with A.C. Flora High School, his full-time job. Along with his consultancy with Oak Hill Academy, Coach Kurtz serves as P.E. teacher and sports nutritionist for A.C. Flora’s entire 38-team athletic program. Coach Kurtz is also a highly sought-after presenter and has worked clinics in China and throughout the U.S. as a Subject Matter Expert for the NSCA.
Coach Kurtz is originally from Buffalo, NY, and has worked in public school in Baltimore and as a graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina. During his association with Oak Hill, the Warriors have won 3 National Titles. Coach Kurtz’s A.C. Flora Falcons have won multiple state titles in baseball, basketball, boys’ golf, boys’ tennis and soccer, along with having a very successful run in football–for which he is also an assistant coach.
Coach Kurtz is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a USA Weight Lifting Certified Sport’s Performance Coach, a National Association Speed and Explosion Specialist and a Level II Functional Movement Screen Certified Coach.
We are fortunate to have the best working with our athletic department. Coach Kurtz is on campus frequently throughout the year and works all of our summer camps. His fingerprints are all over the athletic success we’ve had recently at OHA and many of our students have transformed their bodies through programs he and Coach Meagher have implemented in our Advanced P.E. classes.
For more on Coach Meagher and Coach Kurtz, visit their website here: http://www.theathletemaker.com/