J.C. Moreau has attained a level of coaching success that is typically reserved for sports professionals a decade his elder. During his 15 year coaching career he has established himself as one of America’s premier sports performance experts, and is now able to apply his world-class knowledge and skill-set working with youth athletes. “Much of the philosophy that I developed coaching top Division I and professional athletes is even more applicable to young athletes, especially kids.” Moreau says. “When you focus on developing postural integrity, structural balance and proper movement patterns, while simultaneously introducing a variety of loads and resistance, and perfect speed (acceleration and deceleration) and jumping (single and double leg + landing) mechanics, you can take the time required to ensure that each athlete develops to their full potential.” It has been this focus on safety, balanced physical development and the ability to motivate and teach young people the value of intangible qualities, such as resilience, character, accountability, persistence and purpose that has set Moreau apart.
Coach Moreau is also a sought after consultant for high school, college and club coaches and athletic administrators, as well as individual athletes and parents. He has provided guidance and direction to new and well-established programs alike, and his services have been acquired by schools, teams and organizations from California to Connecticut, and even abroad in Canada and Ireland. In addition to his consulting projects, Moreau is also a published author of “The Parents Guide to Sports Performance Training” and an “expert contributor” to several online publications, including the IYCA (International Youth Conditioning Association).
- Founder & Director of Performance & Operations, Strength U (formerly 3D Fitness LLC) (2011-Present)
- Director of Strength & Conditioning, University of Iowa (2007-2011) Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Hawkeyes Athletic Department where he and his staff oversaw all 24 Big Ten sanctioned sports, except football. In addition to his oversight of all sports, he specifically trained the Hawkeye men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf, wrestling, women’s gymnastics and volleyball programs.
- Head Strength Coach for Women’s Athletics/Assistant Strength Coach, Football and Baseball, University of Arkansas (2004-2007) Oversaw the complete strength & conditioning needs of Arkansas’ 11 SEC women’s sports, and assisted with football and baseball sports performance programs.
- Assistant Strength Coach, University of Memphis (2002-2004) Number one assistant for football & baseball programs, and directed the sports performance efforts of the women’s volleyball, track, cross-country, men’s soccer and throws squads.
- Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Lafayette College (2001-2002) Directed the sports performance needs for all 25 of Lafayette’s Division I Sports teams.
- Student Assistant Strength Coach, Colgate University (1998-2000) He was a member of Colgate’s NCAA Division I Championship Playoff teams in 1997 and 1998, while also lettering in indoor and outdoor track as a shot putter. Able to jumpstart coaching career following career-ending neck injury, and assisted with 26 Division I sports and directed NCAA Tournament participant women’s volleyball and men’s ice hockey teams.
- USAW-SP, FMS, POS, MS
- Nearly 20 years of experience as a NCAA Division I Athlete and Sports Performance (or Strength & Conditioning) Coach
- 10 years of NCAA Division I Head Coaching experience with 8 years as the Director of Strength & Conditioning (Sports Performance) in the SEC and Big Ten Conferences
- Experience coaching athletes from over 30 NCAA Division I sanctioned sports
- Consultant for high schools, colleges and club sports teams all over the USA and Canada
- Sought out for Directors roles by EXOS, Nike SPARQ, USOC and professional sports teams
- Former athletes include multiple time Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Veronica Campbell, recent world #1 ranked women’s golfer and 2014 British Open Champion Stacy Lewis, 1st Round NFL Draft picks Deangelo Williams, Felix Jones and Darren McFadden, countless other Olympians, NFL, CFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and WNBA stars, Collegiate team and individual National Champions, All-Americans, other professional athletes and a star performer for Cirques Du Soleil
- At 24 was the youngest Head Strength Coach ever hired at the Division I level, and at 30 was the youngest Director of a BCS conference Strength & Conditioning Dept.
- Experience training 1000’s of athletes from youth to professionals, male and female, and first time trainees to advanced
Over JC’s collegiate career several of his assistants achieved great success in their own right. Former Moreau staff members are currently leading the strength and conditioning departments at the University of Missouri, Iowa, Alabama State and the University of Kentucky Football program. Others are currently directing private facilities at Fortune 500 corporations, the Parisi Speed School, and on the staffs at Baylor University, the University of Massachusetts, North Carolina, Duke, Texas A&M, South Florida, Athletes Performance (EXOS) and Louisville University. Moreau’s lineage of coaches over a relatively short span of time, and the speed with which he reached several professional milestones are all further examples of his professionalism, effectiveness as a coach and manager, and ability to build strong relationships with his athletes and coaches. These traits also allowed him to be a difference maker and develop a Championship culture with each organization he has been a part of.
Moreau earned his B.A. from Colgate University in 2001 where he competed for the Red Raider football team (1996-98), which won the Patriot League Championship in ’97 and participated in the ‘97 and ’98 16 team NCAA Division I FCS playoffs. He also lettered for the Colgate track & field team. He earned his M.S. in Human Movement Science from the University of Memphis in 2007. JC and his wife Niki (of Monticello, IA) have three daughters (Carly 4, and twins Brooklynn and Blaykely 2) and reside in Coralville, IA.