Randy Towner will enter his third season as the Director of Sports Performance for Women's Basketball in 2021-22. Towner works directly with the Utah women's basketball program and its staff to continue the upward trend of producing elite athletes.
Towner came to Utah after serving as the assistant director of athletic performance at the University of Alabama Birmingham. He worked with the women's basketball and men's and women's tennis programs at UAB, developing their yearly training programs and corrective exercise strategies for improved movement patterns along with monitoring their recovery and nutrition.
Prior to his year at UAB, he spent two seasons as the head strength and conditioning coach at Utah Valley, working primarily with the men's basketball team from 2016-18. He was integral in designing basketball specific weight room exercises and was on staff to see the Wolverines advance to two straight postseason berths in the College Basketball Invitational.
Towner got his start in the business as a strength and conditioning intern with the Utes, working with men's and women's basketball, softball, swimming and diving and volleyball from 2013-16. He graduated from Utah with a bachelors in exercise and sports science and is wrapping up his Masters in sports conditioning and performance from Southern Utah.
He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the NSCA (National Strength & Conditioning Association) and is also a specialist in functional range conditioning movement, performance enhancement and corrective exercise by the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine).