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Strength and Conditioning Coaches

Duncan Averill

Duncan Averill is in his fourth year of coaching at Bates. Coach Averill is an ISSA certifired strength and conditioning coach and serves as a strength coach at Bates primarily in the spring semester. His work has helped propel Bates student-athletes to a high level of success on the field as well as both speeding up the recovery process and limiting injury. He is a strong believer in the benefits of strength training in both developing a highly competitive athlete as well as mitigating injury. A native of Farmington, Maine, and a graduate of Mt. Blue High School – Coach Averill lives in Auburn with his wife Lee, four-year-old son Logan, and infant son Griffin.

Coach Averill Availability:

  • Spring: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Email: daverill@bates.edu

Calvin Hunter

Calvin Hunter played football and ran track for the University of Maine, graduating with a B.S. in kinesiology and physical education. He has served as a private trainer, a sports performance coach for Velocity Sports Performance, and as a strength coach for Northeastern University's ice hockey team. He also coached track & field at Edward Little High School before joining the Bates track & field staff.  Coach Hunter is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is USATF Level 1 certified through United States Track & Field.

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Mike Seltzer

Mike Seltzer has helped as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Bates for several years. Coach Seltzer holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Certified Personal Trainer. He also holds the Functional Movement Screen certification. Coach Seltzer has worked with a number of sports programs, coordinating sport-specific workouts to each of our athletes' needs. Coach Seltzer currently teaches athletic movement/advanced conditioning courses. The course is designed to teach students the mechanics for sound athletic movement, including the techniques for changing direction and improving acceleration and deceleration.  The classes also focus heavily on exercises and drills to reduce the risk of knee, hip, and ankle injuries.

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