BALTIMORE, Md. (Aug. 11, 2022)–Dr. Tredell Dorsey has been named Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance. Dorsey’s promotion comes after serving as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Morgan State University since November 2020.
“I’m proud of the growth of the strength and conditioning department, my assistant’s growth as coaches, and the amazing development of the student-athletes mentally and physically,” said Dr. Dorsey.
Prior to Morgan State, Dr. Dorsey served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Lane College for three years.
Dr. Dorsey has 21 years of experience in the field, including a combined 10 years as a head strength and condition coach at Lane College, Georgia Southern University, Cleveland State University, Alabama State University, Delaware State University, and Georgia State University.
“Our program embraces a commitment to excellence, loyalty, selflessness, trust, respect, and faith in one another,” said Dr. Dorsey. “We strive to build character, place accountability on each young man or woman, and appreciate cultural diversity.”
“We expect all Morgan State athletes to not only improve physically, but to also develop a passion for training that is equivalent to their hunger for competition. We will initiate competitive situations as frequently as possible in our training program to facilitate this purpose.”
In May 2016, Dr. Dorsey, while serving as the Director Of Strength & Conditioning at Georgia Southern University, was awarded the highest honor in his field when he was certified as a master strength and conditioning coach (MSCC) by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He also holds certifications in USA Weightlifting (USAW), Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES), and USA Track and Field (USATF).
Dr. Dorsey also had stints at Georgia Tech and the University of Central Florida (UCF). At UCF, Dr. Dorsey worked directly with the 2014 Fiesta Bowl Champions. Two out of the three years he coached at UCF, the Knights were football champions in the American Athletics Conference.
In addition to making meaningful impacts on football teams, Dr. Dorsey has served as the strength and conditioning coach for championship golf, basketball, and track teams. He believes in total athlete development.
At Alabama State (ASU) he made a significant mark on the athletic department by effectively using strength and conditioning to reduce injuries, which resulted in a decrease in insurance claims. Dr. Dorsey also designed two strength and conditioning facilities at ASU.
As a member of the senior athletics staff at Delaware State, Dr. Dorsey assisted in the development of comprehensive life skills training workshops, as well as implemented the University’s voter registration initiative. VOTE! DSU successfully registered all age-eligible student athletes and worked with other departments to register members of the student body.
Beyond having a solid experience in the collegiate environment, Dr. Dorsey served as the Director of Player Development at Velocity Sports Performance. At Velocity, he trained elite and professional athletes and was responsible for supervising a staff of three; marketing the facility; and appearing on the local news station monthly to promote fitness.
Dr. Dorsey also secured and headed up the performance training contract for the Memphis Xplorers Arena II Football team.
As a sought-after expert in his field, Dr. Dorsey is an accomplished fitness/performance writer and is called upon several times a year to speak at various athletic performance events. He also served as the technical director for the 2004 Nike Grid Iron marketing campaign where he worked with Michael Vick, Brian Urlacher, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Larry Fitzgerald.
A native of Montgomery, Alabama, but raised in Decatur, Georgia, Dr. Dorsey earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, his master’s degree from Springfield College, and his doctorate from Argosy University. Dr. Dorsey and his wife, Makasha, have two sons, Justin and Jaden.