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Bowersmith named Athletic Performance coach at Paly


Spencer Bowersmith seems to have quite a thirst for knowledge in the field of strength and conditioning.

The new Palo Alto High Athletic Performance coach has spent the past 11 years working to improve his craft, both as a personal trainer and conditioning coach.

Bowersmith comes to Palo Alto after earning a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from San Jose State this past spring.

After graduating from Hayward High, Bowersmith attended Cal State East Bay, where he earned a degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science in 2012.

He's continued his education as an intern at Cal State East Bay, Santa Clara University, and Cal-Berkeley (football) before taking a head strength and conditioning and assistant track and field coaching job at Lynbrook.

In the past year, Bowersmith has been a graduate assistant at San Jose State and a strength and conditioning coach at Santa Clara.

@PalyAthletics tweeted the news of his hiring on Monday.

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Posted by Paly Parent
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Aug 5, 2017 at 8:10 pm

This is a newly created position, correct? Is this money coming from the district or Boosters? If the district, why would they lay off staff to save money, and then turn around and hire an Athletic Performance coach? If it's Boosters paying his salary, why do they always claim poverty when they're asking for money every season and then go out and hire an Athletic Performance coach?
Seems like the athletes are performing quite well.

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