Jeff M. Sydes, CSCS

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Jeff Sydes, CSCS, is the outreach and sports performance leader for Nationwide Children's Hospital Sports Medicine. He is a certified strength & conditioning specialist through the National Strength & Conditioning Association.

Prior to coming to Children's, Jeff served as the fitness coordinator for New Albany High School, training all of its teams and athletes. Jeff also spent 2 years in the private sector working with youth, high school, collegiate and professional athletes in the greater Columbus area.

Jeff began his coaching career and worked several years at the division 1 collegiate level. His experiences included stints at the University of Kentucky, University of California Los Angeles and Arizona State University.

Jeff earned his BA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He also spent a year in the exercise science graduate school program at Arizona State University.

Academic and Clinical Areas
  • Sports Medicine
  • Primary Department
    Sports Medicine
  • Primary Section
    Sports Medicine
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Member, National Strength & Conditioning Association
  • Member, Functional Movement Systems
  • Member, USA Weightlifting
  • Member, Titleist Performance Institute
  • Member, USA Track & Field
Professional Experience

2009 - 2015 New Albany High School, Fitness Coordinator

2008 - 2009 OSU Sports Medicine, Co-Director of Sports Performance

2007 - 2008 Max Sports, Director of Sports Performance

2002 - 2007 University of Kentucky, Associate Head of Strength & Conditioning - Olympic Sports

2000 - 2002 University of California, Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Sports Medicine