Weightlifting Head Coach
B.S. - Exercise Science
M.A. - Exercise Physiology
Ph.D. – Sport Physiology, Coaching
United States Weightlifting, Advanced Sport Performance Coach Certification
NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
USAW National Coach Certification
Dr. Guy Hornsby is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Athletic Coaching Education (emphasis in Kinesiology) at West Virginia University in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences. Guy has previously served as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at East Tennessee State University and 160th SOAR(A) (a U.S. Special operations unit), and as an exercise science faculty member at Glenville State College, the College of Charleston (SC), and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Guy has been involved in the sport of weightlifting for the better part of 10 years, previously competing as a national level lifter for Stoneage Weightlifting Club, and coaching / conducting research projects for the USOC designated Olympic Training Site in Johnson City, Tennessee., He is an active member of USA Weightlifting, serving as the West Virginia Local Weightlifting Committee (LWC) President, and a member of the USAW LWC Presidents Advisory Committee representing the Central and Southeast U.S. This past year, Guy was a part of a collaborative research project in which he collected data at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, TX.
In addition to weightlifting Guy has published several articles on strength training, and athlete monitoring, including a two-part review paper on periodization and a book chapter titled Strength and Conditioning Coaching in the text Fundamentals of Kinesiology. In the last 2 years Guy has been an invited speaker for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) National Conference (’15, Orlando, FL) as well as the NSCA’s Annual Coaches Conference (’14, Indianapolis, IN).
Weightlifting has long since been Guy’s favorite sport, thoroughly enjoying not just the competitions, but the commitment to the overall training process. He prides himself on being able to coach and develop a wide range of training ages and abilities, utilizing a scientific approach to training along with an enthusiastic and diligent coaching style. Guy believes that West Virginia Weighting can make a tremendous impact on the community and a mark on the national (and eventually international) weightlifting scene.