Beth Byron joined the West Virginia strength and conditioning staff in 2008 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. She was elevated to the position of coordinator of strength and conditioning in 2014 and is directly responsible for programing and implementing all facets of strength and conditioning for WVU’s gymnastics, volleyball, and rowing teams.
Since her arrival in Morgantown, Byron has worked directly with many of the WVU Olympic sports teams, including men’s & women’s swimming and diving, women’s track and field and women’s tennis.
Prior to joining the WVU staff, Byron spent two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Florida. During her time at USF, she was directly responsible for all aspects of strength and conditioning for volleyball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s golf and men’s tennis.
Byron worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse strength and conditioning program from 2004-05. There, she taught a strength and conditioning practicum course in the exercise and sports science program while also serving as the strength and conditioning coach for the women’s basketball, volleyball, gymnastics and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. During the spring of 2006, Byron worked as a graduate intern at the University of Minnesota and assisted with the training of the Golden Gophers Olympic sports teams.
Byron graduated from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 2004, with a bachelor’s degree in applied exercise science, and was also a member of the women’s swimming & diving team. During her undergraduate studies, Byron completed strength and conditioning internships at Mike Boyle’s Strength & Conditioning in Winchester, Massachusetts, and Lawrence, Massachusetts, as well as at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. She completed her master’s degree in human performance with a concentration in strength and conditioning from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2006.