Jim Krumpos on Culture, Community and Leadership in Physical Preparation

Jim Krumpos is in his third stint with the strength and conditioning staff at Arizona and currently serves as the Assistant Athletic Director for Performance Enhancement and Director of Olympic Sports. He works with the Wildcats baseball, volleyball, soccer and diving programs.

In this show, Jim and I talk about his dual role as a physical preparation coach and an athletic director, how he strives to develop leaders within his programs, and how to build the culture you want.

Jim is in a really unique position at Arizona, and I think you’re going to take away a ton from this show.


Show Outline

Here’s a brief overview of what we covered in this week’s show:

  • MR’s Monologue: The easiest thing you can do TODAY to be more impactful as a trainer or coach.
  • How Jim got his start in physical preparation.
  • His unique career path, and how he ended up in a dual role as a physical preparation coach and assistant athletics director.
  • The double-life he leads, and what a “typical” day looks like for Jim Krumpos.
  • How he’s worked on and developed his personal growth skills as he’s grown into a new role.
  • The leadership skills Jim feels are critical, and how he goes about instilling those in his young athletes.
  • Jim’s thoughts on creating culture and community in the weight room.
  • The BIG Question.
  • Our always popular lightning round where we discuss his career highlight so far, the most impactful book he’s read in the past year, a sidebar on our boy Sean Muldoon, and what’s coming up next for Jim Krumpos!

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Book Referenced


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