The Joseph W. Montgomery Strength Training Center
The Joseph W. Montgomery
Strength Training Center is located on the lower level of Kaplan Arena.
This 5000 square foot facility contains 12,000 lbs. of free weights,
6,500 pounds of dumbbells, and 6,000 pounds of bumper plates. In
addition, it contains 24 Olympic platforms, 18 power racks, 2 Hammer
Strength jammer stations, 2 Power Squats, and a wide variety of
selectorized machines. The Center also contains several additional
pieces of training equipment, including medicine balls, physioballs,
sand balls, 2 jump trainers, 6 glute-ham machines, slideboards, balance
boards, plyometric boxes, dot drill pads, etc.
This center was designed by W&M head strength coach John Sauer in
1995. This state-of-art center was made through the generosity
of Joseph W. Montgomery. Joe Montgomery '74 enjoyed a stellar career at
William and Mary. At 6-3, 240 pounds, Joe started as a
sophomore for the Indians at offensive center. That year he helped pave
the way for Southern Conference Athlete of the year Phil Mosser.
He earned all-conference honors as a junior and repeated as a senior
when he captained the Tribe. He also earned All-ECAC honors that
year and third team All-America laurels. Montgomery was selected to
play in the Blue-Gray game in January after his senior year.
He continued to play professionally for the WFL Charlotte Hornets in
1975 and was inducted into the W&M Hall of Fame in 1985.
In the 1971 media guide, then head coach Lou Holtz said, "Joe, although
only a sophomore, has excellent potential to be a fine center."
Joe now lives in Williamsburg with his wife Linda and their two
children Joseph and Madeline.
The training programs designed
by the Speed-Strength & Conditioning
staff at the College of William & Mary encompass all aspects of
speed, agility, conditioning, strength, flexibility, and injury
prevention with an emphasis on proper technique and safety. All of the
training programs are centered around functional, free weight exercises
specifically the olympic lifts (i.e., clean, jerk, snatch, etc.) These
exercises are ideal for simulating the physiological rigors of
The goal of the Speed-Strength & Conditioning staff at the College
of William & Mary is to create a positive training environment that
will give each student-athlete the very best opportunity to maximize
their potential. Individualized, sport-specific training programs are
designed to meet each student-athlete's needs. The true success of any
training program is a direct result of the implementation. The Tribe
staff believes that TRUST and ADHERENCE are established by educating
student-athletes about their training throughout the process.
Experience has shown that better educated student-athletes are more
likely to train HARDER and SMARTER. The Tribe training experience
promotes COMPETITON, ACCOUNTABILITY, TEAM UNITY, and DISCIPLINE.