Three-year member of program promoted to direct men's basketball strength and conditioning
Spayd is in his second season as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Penn State men's basketball program and in his fifth working with the Penn State basketball program.
He spent his first three seasons serving as Penn State basketball's assistant speed, strength and conditioning coach, helping to develop and implement a year-round training program for both the men's and women's programs. Last year, Spayd was able to refine the program and offer further training assistance and guidance.
A 2010 graduate of Juniata College with a degree in sports management and marketing, he earned a master's degree in exercise science - performance enhancement and injury prevention from California University of Pennsylvania in 2011. He is certified as a U.S. Weightlifting Level I Sports Performance Coach and a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist. He also holds certifications from the National Association of Speed and Explosion and Level I SKOGG System Coach Certification.
Spayd was a four-year starting strong safety on the Juniata College football team. A two-time team captain, he earned NSCA All-America honors in 2009.