This award for career achievement was created in honor of Alvin Roy. Roy was one of the first coaches to prove that lifting weights would improve both speed and power, and he helped debunk the myth that lifting weights made athletes slower. This esteemed award is given posthumously to an individual whose career achievements made a substantial impact on the scientific understanding, methodologies, and practice of resistance training as a component of sports conditioning. The NSCA Board of Directors carefully deliberates recipients of this prestigious award.
Past recipients of the Alvin Roy Award for Career Achievement:
2007 - John Patrick O’Shea, PhD
2004 - Edmund J. Burke, PhD, CSCS
2000 - John Grimek
1995 - John Terpak, Sr.
1993 - Peary Radar
1987 - Bob Hoffman
1986 - Alvin Roy