About Scott Gadeken
As IMG Academy's Head of Physical Conditioning, Scott Gadeken manages the physical conditioning curriculum for IMG Academy’ 800 student-athletes across seven sports, and oversees a growing staff of sport-specialized trainers at the Athletic & Personal Development program. Gadeken also leads the strength and conditioning portions of the Athletic & Personal Development program’s world-renowned specialty training programs, including NFL Combine/Pro Day and Off-Season Training, NBA Pre-Draft Training, Pro Soccer Training and MLB Winter Training.
Before joining IMG, Gadeken served as the Head Assistant Strength Coach for the University of Washington football program, as well as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the school’s softball program. Prior to serving these roles, Gadeken was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Idaho, Head Strength Coach (basketball) and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (football) for LSU, and Head Strength Coach (women’s basketball, baseball and volleyball) and Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach (football) for his alma mater, Kansas State University.
Among his countless titles and accolades, Gadeken was a finalist for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National Strength Coach of the Year Award in 2001, following an impressive string of bowl wins while at both Kansas State and LSU. In 2003, he helped lead LSU to a national title, and in 2004 and 2005, he aided the LSU women’s basketball team in reaching the Final Four two years in a row.
- Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - Midland Lutheran College
- Kansas State University (Assistant Strength Coach)
- Louisiana State University (Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach)
- University of Idaho (Director of Strength and Conditioning)
- University of Washington (Head Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach)