Cory Schlesinger

Sports Performance Coach

Cory Schlesinger

Sports Performance Coach

Sport Responsibilities: Men’s Basketball, Men’s Golf
Home Town: Hillsville, VA
Currently Resides: San Jose, CA
Birthday: April 25

Professional Education:

  • Berea College – BA Physical Education
  • Campbell University – MS Education

Past Experience and Accomplishments

  • 2016 – Present – Sports Performance Coach; Stanford University
  • 2013 – 2016 – Director of Strength and Conditioning; UAB
  • 2011 – 2013 – Director of Strength and Conditioning; Santa Clara
  • 2009 – 2011 – Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach; Campbell University
  • 2009 – Intern; UNC Chapel Hill


Coach Schlesinger started at Stanford in 2016 and works with men’s basketball and men’s golf.

“Cory is a tremendous leader and is extremely knowledgeable in every area of sports performance,” Haase said. “He has a great ability to build strong relationships and create an atmosphere that leads to elite level training.

“We’re excited to have Cory joining our sports performance team,” said Shannon Turley, the Kissick Family Director of Sports Performance. “He brings an excellent combination of passion, knowledge and experience to our program. Cory has already proven during his time at UAB he can lead a comprehensive, basketball specific training system that develops durable, championship caliber teams.”

Schlesinger spent the last three years as the Assistant Director of Sports Enhancement at UAB, where he worked with Haase and oversaw the men’s basketball program’s strength and conditioning needs.

The Blazers won 64 games in the three seasons with Schlesinger on staff. UAB posted back-to-back postseason appearances in 2015 and 2016, reaching the round of 32 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. The Blazers also captured the 2016 Conference USA regular-season championship and the 2015 conference tournament title.

Schlesinger also worked with the men’s golf program during his time at UAB.

He comes to Stanford with six years of experience as a head strength and conditioning coach, having also spent three seasons at Santa Clara. During his time with the Broncos, Schlesinger worked directly with the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

Schlesinger also has experience as a coach at the Olympic Training Center and as a sports nutritionist for Major League Soccer’s San Jose Earthquakes.

He is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a United States Weightlifting coach.

A native of Hillsville, Virginia, Schlesinger earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education with a concentration in exercise science and sports medicine in 2009 at Berea College in Kentucky. During his time at Berea College, Schlesinger was the point guard for the Mountaineers all four seasons.

Schlesinger served an undergraduate internship at Wake Forest in 2007 and at North Carolina during the 2008 and 2009 seasons, while Haase was an assistant coach with the Tar Heels.

He earned his master’s degree in education at Campbell University in 2011, while also serving as a graduate assistant for several of the Camels’ athletic programs.


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