Matt Shadeed was announced as Director of Athletic Performance for the Baylor women's basketball program where he will oversee strength and conditioning, nutrition and physical preparation for the program.

“Our family is extremely excited to be in Waco working with head coach Kim Mulkey and Baylor women’s basketball,” Shadeed said in a statement. “The opportunity to be able to return to the game of basketball and serve such a prestigious program were more than we could ask for, and we are ready to get to work.”

Shadeed has more than eight years of experience at five different institutions.

Most recently, he led Arkansas State for the last three years as the assistant athletic director for athletics performance. 

While there, Shadeed oversaw strength and conditioning for the football program - which advanced to the postseason from 2014-16 and won back-to-back conference titles in 2015 and 2016 - while also coordinating nutrition, social media, massage therapy, continuing education and technology efforts for the athletics performance department.

Prior to Arkansas State, Shadeed spent two years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for football at the University of Mississippi and nine months as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for women's basketball and softball at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Shadeed started out as an intern strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana State, where he completed more than 800 hours working with six different athletics programs in five months.

He then served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Nova Southeastern University where Shadeed directed strength and conditioning programs for men’s basketball, men’s soccer, women’s tennis, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving and men’s and women’s track and field.

He also assisted the head strength coach in all phases of design and development of the institution’s new strength and conditioning complex while earning his master's degree.

Shadeed is certified as a strength and conditioning coach by CSCCa, a corrective exercise specialist by NASM, a sports performance Level 1 coach by USAW and a PN-1 by Precision Nutrition.

A 2016 Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year nominee (NSCA) and 2011 John Stucky Award (CSCCa) recipient, Shadeed is also certified in first aid by the American Red Cross and in adult CPR/AED by the American Heart Association.

Shadeed resides in nearby China Spring, Texas, with his wife, Emily, and son, Bear.

Shadeed replaces Jeremy Heffner, who after seven years with the Lady Bears, accepted the head strength and conditioning coaching position at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas.

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