Boo Schexnayder

Download Notes > Download Notes for Short Hurdles >

boopic2Irving “Boo” Schexnayder is regarded internationally as one of the leading authorities in sports training design and biomechanics. He possesses 36 years of experience in the coaching and consulting fields.
Schexnayder burst onto the world’s coaching scene during his 12 year tenure as a member of the Track and Field coaching staff at LSU. Schexnayder, who coached collegiately at Louisiana-Lafayette and Blinn College prior to arriving at LSU, placed quite an imprint on the collegiate track and field scene. Regarded as one of the world’s premier coaches, he was the mastermind behind 19 NCAA Champions during his collegiate coaching career. He was a part of 12 NCAA Championship teams and a pair of Juco National titles, as well as developing a host of conference champions and All-Americans.
Schexnayder has also been a prominent figure on the international scene, having coached multiple World Champions and Olympic Medalists. He has coached 10 Olympians, and has served on coaching staffs for Team USA to the 2003 Pan Am Games in Santo Domingo, the 2006 World Junior Championships in Beijing, and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
In his career in Track and Field, he has gained tremendous credibility off the track as well. He is certified at Level I, II and III, and owns the prestigious Master Coach Designation from USA Track and Field. He has formerly served as national chair of USATF’s Coaching Education Committee, Jumps Subcommittee chair, and chair of the Biomechanics subcommittee.
He has also been very active in other sports and in the consulting field. He has worked in NFL player development and NFL combine prep from 1998 to the present. He consults for individuals, high school programs, collegiate programs, and several foreign NGBs in the areas of training design, jump improvement, speed training, rehabilitations, and specialized programs for football, basketball, soccer, golf, and volleyball.
Schexnayder currently operates Schexnayder Athletic Consulting, his sports consultancy firm. He serves as the Director of Sports Performance for Thibodaux Regional Medical Center, heading athletic outreach and Sports Performance programs. He is also Director of the Track and Field Academy, the educational branch of the US Track and Field and Cross Country Association. He also instructs biomechanics, training design, and event specific courses in the Academy and chairs its Advisory Board.
An educator by profession and a mentor of hundreds of coaches, he has been very active in curriculum development for Coaching Education programs, and has lectured nationally and internationally on speed/power training programs, biomechanics, track and field specific training, and rehabilitation. He has authored several publications covering these topics.
Prior to his collegiate and international career, Schexnayder was a successful mathematics teacher and prep coach at St. James High School for 11 years, coaching football, track and field, and cross country. The Vacherie, La., native was class valedictorian at St. James High in 1979, and earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Nicholls State University. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. in physical education in 1983 and later added a master’s degree in administration and supervision in 1988, again earning cum laude honors