Degrees and Certifications:
2019 NHSSCA AL Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year NHSSCA AL Board of Directors M.A. University of Mississippi 2005 B.S. Jamestown College 2000 I am certified by United States Weightlifting Association (USAW), United States Track and Field Association (USATF) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Mr. Jonathon Hersel
I joined the Saraland High School staff in August of 2017 and could not be happier to be part of the Spartan family. I taught at York Comprhensive High School in York SC for three years where I served as the Head Strength and Conditioning coach for all the sports. Prior to YCHS I lived and worked in the Mobile/Baldwin County area for almost 10 years and served as the Associate Head Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of South Alabama, the Head Strength Coach at Baldwin County High School and also assisted the sports programs McGill Toolen and Spanish Fort High Schools. Before moving to Alabama I was fortunate to have been part of the Strength and Conditioning staffs at Ole Miss, LSU, the Univeristy of Miami as well as the IMG Sports Academy.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter, Ashley & Emma, as well as going to the beach or competing in CrossFit competitions and OCR races.