IU officially announces Clif Marshall as new strength coach

Indiana officially announced Thursday the hiring of Director of Athletic Performance Clif Marshall.

Marshall comes to IU after 10 years as the performance director at Ignition Athletics Performance Group, where he oversaw strength and speed programs for the Cincinnati-based company. He replaces former strength and conditioning coach Lyonel Anderson on IU’s staff.

“I think Clif is a difference maker,” IU coach Archie Miller said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience and has worked with some of the top athletes in their respective professions. His ability to motivate and get the best out of those he trains will be a great asset. This position is as critical as any you have on our staff and we are excited to welcome him, Stacey, Mary Grace and Harrison to the Hoosier family.”

Marshall has trained more than 10,000 athletes during his career, including players in the National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer and National Football League.

Cincinnati Bengals receiver AJ Green, defensive tackle Geno Atkins and Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly are among Marshall’s most notable clients. Together, Ignition and Marshall have at least one player that they have trained on all 32 NFL teams

Prior to joining Ignition’s staff, Marshall served as a strength and conditioning assistant for the Bengals, and has worked as a consultant to Bengals head strength coach Chip Morton since 2005.

“I’ve known Clif Marshall since my rookie year in the NFL,” A.J. Green said in a statement. “I’ve used him as my personal trainer because he believes in training the total athlete. His performance program focuses on improving fast twitch muscle, which is exactly what I need to continue to play at a Pro Bowl level each year with the Bengals. I have appreciated his wisdom as it has made me more of a complete athlete.”

In the past, Marshall has also served as a consultant to the men’s basketball programs at Dayton and Xavier. He worked with Miller in the summer of 2015 to develop and implement a strenght and conditioning program for a Dayton team that went on to win the Atlantic 10 title.

One comment

  1. Forthright classy credentials. Obviously Coach Miller knows about the results Marshall can build at Bloomington more than I or the article can state. I expect process will be a big change from the sand pit venue.

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