|Title:||Strength and Conditioning Coach|
Ed Ruisz, the Founder and President of Ed Ruisz's Speed Advantage Training Inc., has a long and varied background in the field of strength, speed, agility and conditioning. Ed was a Pennsylvania state competitor as a high school athlete in the 400 meter dash, and later went on to compete as a collegiate sprinter. Ruisz finished his competitive running career by winning both the 100 meter dash and 400 meter dash championships in the Pennsylvania State Keystone Games.
As a track and field coach, Ed was 134-0 leading the Girls Track and Field Teams at Palisades High School. Ruisz's girls teams won 15 consecutive league championships, a state championship, and set a United States record for consecutive victories. His Boys Track and Field Teams were 118-15-1 during his fifteen years as a head high school track and field coach. In total, his athletes earned over fifty medals in the sprinting and jumping events in state competition. Those great performances led to Ed being named the Pennsylvania State Track and Field Coach of the Year in 1989 and 1997.
In addition, Ed was a head high school football coach for seven years. In his third season at the helm he saw his Palisades High School Football Team attain its first winning season after seventeen losing years.
Ed Ruisz's background in the field of speed and strength development was greatly enchanced by his graduate studies in the former Soviet Union at the Soviet Sport Institute during the 1980's. He brought a number of Eastern bloc training secrets back to the the Lehigh Valley following that trip, and has used his vast knowledge in the field to help numerous athletes achieve goals that were unimaginable.
Ed, whose work at Lehigh started in 2004, is currently the Lehigh University Strength, Speed and Conditioning Coach. He, along with Eric Markovcy, handle the year round training for 13 varsity teams.