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Meg Stone
Director of S.P.E.C.
Assistant Track and Field Coach
Telephone: 423-439-8479

Meg Stone is a two time Olympian competing in the discus for Great Britain and she was a gold Medal winner in the 1982 Commonwealth games. Meg competed in track and field for the University of Arizona and still holds the NCAA shot and discus collegiate record. Meg took the position of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Arizona in 1984, the first woman to hold such a position. She moved into the same position at Texas Tech in 1994. Meg returned to Track and Field in 1996 as the Associated Head Track and Field Coach at Appalachian State University. In 1999 she returned to her native Scotland to become the National Track and Field Coach, the first woman in Europe to hold a National coaching position. Meg has coached several international level athletes including 4 Olympians (throwers, jumpers and sprinters) in both the United States and Great Britain. While working in the University system she also coached many athletes later playing in the NBA, MLB and NFL. Meg has also worked extensively with road cyclist and paralympic groups through Carmichael Training Systems in Colorado Springs. Before moving to ETSU Meg was a Coaching Manager at the USOC in Colorado Springs. Currently Meg is the Head of the Sports Performance Enhancement Consortium and the Throws coach for the ETSU track and field team.

Mike Stone

Dr. Mike Stone
Associate Professor
Exercise Science
Telephone: 423-439-5796
Personal web site

Michael H. Stone PhD is currently the Exercise and Sports Science Laboratory Director in the Department of KLSS at ETSU. Prior to joining ETSU he was the Head of Sports Physiology for the USOC. From 1999 through 2001 he was Chair of Sport at Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Dr. Stone's service and research interests are primarily concerned with physiological and performance adaptations to strength/power training. Dr. Stone is also an adjunct professor at Edith Cowan University in Perth Australia, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland, and at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, (Physiology), School of Medicine, Johnson City, TN. He has 140+ publications in reviewed journals and has contributed chapters to several texts in the areas of bioenergetics, nutrition, and strength/power training. Additionally, he has co-authored two textbooks dealing with strength and conditioning. Dr. Stone was the 1991 NSCA Sports Scientist of the Year and was awarded the NSCA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. He is a Fellow of the UKSCA and NSCA. He has coached several international and national level weightlifters (including one Olympian) and throwers in both the United States and Great Britain.

Mike Ramsey

Dr. Mike Ramsey
Assistant Professor
Exercise Science
Telephone: 423-439-4375
Personal web site

Mike Ramsey Ph.D. has been involved in sports and conditioning nearly all his life. Prior to coming to ETSU he received his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology from Texas A&M University with emphasis in cardiovascular physiology. Dr. Ramsey's research interests are primarily involved in enhancing skill performance and cardiovascular conditioning. Throughout his life Dr. Ramsey has participated in a variety of sports including soccer, track and field, swimming, football, baseball, basketball, cycling, golf, volleyball, and tennis.After playing basketball at Sam Houston State University he has continued his involvement in sport by coaching; working with athletes in basketball, tennis, cycling, golf, swimming, and volleyball.He has served as Lab Director of the Human Performance Lab at Sam Houston State University and at the college level he has taught weight training, running, and general conditioning courses.

Brian Johnston, ATC
Director of Athletic Medicine
Sports Medicine
Telephone: 423-439-4007
Training Room web site
Buc Sports web site

Brian Johnston is the Director of Athletic Medicine at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. Brian is also the Head Athletic Trainer for SPEC.



Keith Painter

Graduate Assistant, Lab Supervisor



Keith Painter is from Monroe City, Missouri. He graduated from Truman State University, in Kirksville MO, with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. He is currently working toward his Master's degree in Exercise Physiology and Performance with an emphasis in research while also supervising the Exercise and Sport Science Laboratory. After completing his M.A. degree, he is eager to pursue a Ph.D in Sport Science. Painter played football for Truman, and is now competing in weightlifting.


Anna Swisher
Graduate Assistant
Telephone: 423-439-5796

A native of Chicago, IL, Swisher is a 2005 graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts where she earned a bachelor's degree and was a member of the track and field team competing in the throws. Prior to joining Dr. Stone's lab at ETSU, Swisher served as the men's and women's throws coach at the University of Chicago and worked as a sports performance and weightlifting coach at WCS Gattone Sports Performance in Buffalo Grove, IL. Swisher is also a competitive weightlifter with Stoneage Weightlifting Club coached by Dr. Stone. Swisher is a USATF Level II Certified Track Coach (Throws) as well as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Upon completion of her MA in Exercise Physiology and Performance (coaching concentration) in 2009, Swisher plans to enter the Sport Science and Coach Education PhD program at ETSU.

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