Sport Responsibilities: Track & Field and Cross-Country
Home Town: Southbury, CT
Currently Resides: Scotts Valley, CA
Birthday: January 9
Past Experience and Accomplishments
Allison Bradshaw came to the Stanford Sports Performance Training Staff in the Winter of 2014. Bradshaw oversees all aspects of sports performance training for Track and Field and Cross-Country. Prior to working at Stanford, Bradshaw was the director of strength and conditioning at Hofstra University and oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for the 17 varsity athletic teams. Bradshaw was directly responsible for designing and implementing the year-round strength and conditioning programs for women’s basketball, field hockey, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross-country, and men’s and women’s golf.
Prior to Hofstra, Bradshaw spent one year at the University of Florida assisting with the strength and conditioning with the volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, and cheerleading programs. Bradshaw received her Masters of Science Degree at Springfield College where she started her strength and conditioning career as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. She designed and supervised the strength and conditioning programs for the football, men’s track and field, women’s track and field throwing events, women’s cross-country, field hockey, and women’s lacrosse teams. While at Springfield Bradshaw was also the assistant track and field throwing events coach and taught undergraduate courses in physical education.
Bradshaw has also served as a strength and conditioning intern at Louisiana State University working with women’s basketball and football, and at Team Bath England working with Team Bath track and field and Team Great Britain track and field, bobsled, and skeleton.
Bradshaw completed her bachelor’s degree at Clemson University and competed as four-year scholar athlete on the women’s track and field team in the throwing events. In 2006 she received the National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American Athlete of the Year award.
Bradshaw currently competes nationally in Track Cycling and has also competed in Olympic weightlifting, the American Strongest Women Competitions and in powerlifting. Bradshaw holds AAU American Records in the 181 Raw Open weightclass for the back squat and powerlifting total. Bradshaw has finished in the top 10 nationally in all 5 sports. Bradshaw holds the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification and USA Track and Field Level 1 Coach certification.
“Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work.” – Kevin Durant