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North Oaks Sports Performance Welcomes Akeem Robinson as Supervisor

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North Oaks Sports Performance Welcomes Akeem Robinson as Supervisor

Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach Akeem Robinson has joined North Oaks Sports Performance as supervisor.

“Empowering athletes with the resources and motivation to realize the best version of themselves not only in their respective sport, but also in life is at the heart of my approach,” Robinson asserts.

Robinson brings more than 12 years of experience in the field to his new role with North Oaks Sports Performance. He most recently served as assistant strength and conditioning coach for Auburn University’s football program in Alabama.

Before that, he was director of athletic performance and an adjunct professor for the kinesiology department of Southeastern University Athletics in Lakeland, Florida. His previous experience also includes the following roles: director of Olympic sports and director of sports psychology for New Mexico State University Athletics in Las Cruces; assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Missouri Athletics in Columbia; and assistant football and strength and conditioning coach for Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla.

An athlete himself, Robinson earned bachelor’s degrees in Sociology and Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with minors in Communications and Sociology from Clemson University in South Carolina. He was a tight end for the Tigers’ football team, lettering every season and seeing play in four bowl games from 2005-2008. He went on to graduate from the University of Missouri in Columbia with a master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Positive Coaching. Robinson is currently working toward a doctorate in Strategic Leadership through Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. In 2015, he first earned certification as a strength and conditioning coach. This certification identifies him as a nationally recognized professional with the knowledge, skills, techniques and expertise necessary to be an effective coach on the collegiate and professional level.

“Akeem has so much to offer the athletic community we serve,” affirms Jessica Bennett, vice president of the orthopedic service line at North Oaks. “In addition to a wealth of sports performance training experience and expertise, Akeem’s enthusiasm for teaching younger generations of athletes how to excel in sports and everyday life is limitless. I look forward to working closely with him to enhance our program.”

“We are thrilled to have Akeem join our team,” concurs North Oaks Health System President/Chief Executive Officer Michele Sutton, FACHE. “His holistic approach to working with athletes of all ages and skill levels perfectly complements our unique sports performance program.”

North Oaks Sports Performance currently offers on-site strength and conditioning programs for Tangipahoa and Livingston Parish schools with plans to expand offerings to the community in the near future.

To learn more about North Oaks Sports Performance program, call (985) 230-7009. To learn more about North Oaks Health System’s sports medicine, performance and nutrition services, follow the experts at @NorthOaksSports on Instagram.