Tom MeltonAthletics Department Bio
...Tom Melton rejoined the Eagle staff in March 2004 and begins his third season with the strength and conditioning program at Georgia Southern. Melton served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Georgia Southern from July 1998 to November 1999 and worked primarily with the Eagle basketball and Olympic sport programs. He then accepted a position as associate head strength and conditioning coach at Colorado State and remained in Fort Collins until 2002.Melton
helped the Rams'
football program to three bowl appearances, including two showings in the Liberty Bowl.
Prior to taking over GSU's
top athletic performance position, Melton
spent two years on the Clemson
staff as assistant strength and conditioning coach where he
coordinated and implemented all training activities for the Tigers'
Olympic programs.During his
time at Clemson, Melton
coached four strength and conditioning All-Americans.
first stint at GSU
spent two seasons as head strength and conditioning coach at Southern Conference-member Wofford
.In addition to working with all Terrier student-athletes, he
directed all activities in the institution's fitness center and weight room. Melton is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning a bachelor's degree in athletic training.Upon graduation, he served two years as a graduate assistant in the USC strength and conditioning program.
The Columbia, S.C., native worked with the 1993 Gamecock soccer squad which advanced to the NCAA title game while also playing a vital role as strength coach for the 1994 USC
football team which earned a victory in the Carquest Bowl. Melton is a member of the NSCA and the USAW.He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Club Coach with the United States Weightlifting Association.He is also a certified speed coach through the National Association of Speed and Explosion.He
married the former Samantha Carruth of Landrum, S.C., on May 8, 2004.