Head 8th Grade Football Coach, Director of Middle School Strength & Conditioning Josh is in his first year in the Jenks school district and his first year coaching in the state of Oklahoma. Josh started his teaching career in Neosho, Missouri where he taught Physical Education, coached football, wrestling and track. He also assisted in the strength and conditioning of the athletes. After Neosho, Josh went to Webb City, MO where he taught Physical Education, coached football and assisted in strength and conditioning. After leaving Webb City Josh went to Waynesville, MO where he taught Physical Education and coached football. Josh was directly responsible for all aspects of strength and conditioning of the football program at Waynesville. A 1999 graduate of Fairland High School in Fairland, OK, Josh attended NEO A&M junior college after high school and then transferred to Missouri Southern State University where he graduated in 2004. Josh is married to Deanna Elmer and they are both excited to be a part of the Jenks family.
The Jenks Strength and Conditioning program is founded on the basis of sound principles, practical application, and great expectations. We design programs to address improved performance and enhance injury prevention. Strength training is the foundation of the program and we build upon that foundation through plyometric, speed and agility training, and sport specific conditioning to develop athleticism and improved sports performance. We utilize accurate, valid and reliable testing protocols to assess progress, provide effective feedback, and serve as an adjunct to the student athletes training experience. Interaction with the student athletes is the core of the program. Success in sport is about enabling and encouraging the student athlete. We provide great coaching via effective and thorough technique instruction, motivation and communication.
The Iron Trojan award is given to the most deserving Trojan football player at the conclusion of the spring and summer testing. Criteria for this award are meeting the academic requirements, leadership, accountability, strength and conditioning performance, and attendance.
The primary mission of the Jenks Strength and Conditioning Program is the overall health and well-being of the student athlete. Our two main goals here at Jenks High School are injury prevention and performance enhancement. We are committed to providing a strength and conditioning program that develops our student athletes into champions in their respective sports. We strive to improve our student athlete’s flexibility, strength, power, speed, and agility. Here at Jenks it is about the T.E.A.M.