IU Names Clif Marshall Director Of Athletic Performance

Stu Jackson, Staff Writer
The Hoosier

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IU head coach Archie Miller officially has his strength and conditioning coach.

Clif Marshall will join the program as its Director of Athletic Performance, the program announced Thursday. He replaces Lyonel Anderson.

“I think Clif is a difference maker,” Miller said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience and has worked with some of the top athletes in their respective professions. His ability to motivate and get the best out of those he trains will be a great asset. This position is as critical as any you have on our staff and we are excited to welcome him, Stacey, Mary Grace and Harrison to the Hoosier family.”

Marshall spent the last decade as the Performance Director at Cincinnati, Ohio-based Ignition, where he was in charge of designing and implementing strength and speed programs for all athletes.

Marshall owns 15 years of professional experience and counts first-round draft picks, Super Bowl Champions and Pro Bowlers among his 400 NFL clients. Notable previous clients include Luke Kuechly, the 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year who has worked with Marshall over the last three offseasons, as well as Pro Bowlers A.J. Green and Geno Atkins of the Cincinnati Bengals, Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots and Terence Newman of the Minnesota Vikings.

Under Marshall's guidance, Ignition trained more than 40 NFL Combine Top Performers and multiple NFL Players who hold all-time combine records for their position groups. Together, Ignition and Marshall have coached at least one player on each of the NFL's 32 teams.

Marshall also worked as a Fitness Ambassador for the NFL during the 2015 and 2016 seasons, writing training articles for NFL.com and helping produced video content of his workouts for NFL Network with a number of his top clients.

During Marshall's 10 years at the institution, Ignition was featured in Muscle & Fitness magazine, USA Today, CBS Sports, Eastbay magazine, ESPN and on NFL.com. Late Rounders, a 2010 documentary chronicling the path of four NFL Draft prospects, featured athletes he personally trained.

Prior to joining Ignition, Marshall was a strength and conditioning assistant for the Bengals. From 2000 to 2004 he worked as a strength assistant for the University of Louisville, where he also earned his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science & Sports Medicine and his Masters of Arts in Teaching of Physical Education.

You can read the full release from Indiana University Athletics here.

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