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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

Mike Seltzer

Mike Seltzer has been an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Bates since 2012, and is responsible for 17 varsity men's and women's teams working with over 300 athletes. Along with creating sport specific workouts he also teaches PE classes based in athletic movement and advanced conditioning. These courses break down the fundamental principles needed for sound athletic movement, including the techniques for changing direction and improving acceleration and deceleration. These classes also emphasize the exercises and drills needed to reduce the risk of ankle, knee and hip injuries. Mike hasbeen heavily influenced by Dr. Andreo Spina and the Functional Anatomy Seminars. He is currently one of two Functional Range Conditioning Mobility Specialists (FRCms) in the state and is the only licensedKinstretch™ instructor. Mike also holds certifications from the National Academy of Sport Medicine (NASM) as a Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) and isFunctional Movement Screen (FMS) certified.

Coach Seltzer Availability:

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 8:00-11:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday/Thursday and afternoons by appointment. 
  • Email: mseltzer@bates.edu