Sherman Armstrong, founder and head performance specialist at VAST (Velocity, Agility, Speed, Technique) Sports Performance, was named Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Georgia in March, 2012.
Armstrong's program at VAST included training competitors in speed, agility, and quickness on the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. He helped develop pre-season, in-season, and post-season strength training programs for all sports. Included in the program were exploring innovative training methods, developing daily training programs, teaching participants sport-specific and position-specific skills, and managing pre-competition and competition schedules.
During his tenure at VAST, Armstrong also served as NFL Combine Prep head speed coach, NFL Veterans Off-season training head speed coach, and assistant strength and conditioning coach at Performance Gaines (2008-10). He has also served as sports performance specialist at Elite Athletics (2008).
A graduate of the University of Illinois, Armstrong is a four-time All-American and two-time Olympic Trials finalist in the 400 meter hurdles. He is also a Big Ten and school record-holder in the 400 meter hurdles, nine-time Big Ten champion, and 2000 Big Ten Athlete of the Year.
He is married to the former Adia Mckinnon. They have three children: Nehemiah (3-17-2005), Jabari (8-26-2006), and Nia (2-15-2010).