Renae Hartl, Luther College director of intercollegiate athletics, has named Jake Niedermann the college’s strength and conditioning coach. Niedermann will officially begin his duties at Luther on Aug. 3.
    A 2013 graduate of Central College, he joins the Luther athletic department after serving as the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Northwest Missouri State – Maryville, Mo., where he earned a Master of Science degree in applied health and sport science and athletic administration.
    “We are very excited to welcome Jake to Luther as our new strength coach,” stated Hartl. “He has a strong background and our student-athletes will benefit not only from how he trains them, but also the relationship he will develop with each one of them. Jake’s vision and energy will take the Norse strength and conditioning program to the next level in weeks, months, and years to come.”
    While at Central where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in exercise science and strength and conditioning, he served as a student strength and conditioning coach for 15 varsity sports. He also served as a strength and conditioning intern at Harvard University during the summer of 2012 working with all aspects of the training programs for football, men’s and women’s hockey, Lacrosse and field hockey.
    “I am truly humbled to have the opportunity to be a part of the Luther athletics family. I look forward to serving and pushing Norse student-athletes to become not only better athletes, but also better people along their life’s journey.”