Georgian football introduces strength coach Scott Sinclair in a video

In his role as Georgia’s Director of Strength and Conditioning, Scott Sinclair has played a pivotal role in the Bulldogs’ rise to one of the top programs in the country. Georgia offered fans a behind-the-scenes look with Sinclair on Tuesday, allowing him to discuss what it means to handle his role.

The official Georgia Football Twitter account took a behind-the-scenes look at Sinclair in a video series titled “Behind the G.” The video, titled “Strength and Conditioning,” featured an interview with Sinclair as well as clips of Sinclair and his players hard at work.



Sinclair explained his top priorities in his role with the Bulldogs as part of the video.

“My top priority is our players. It’s not just about making them bigger and stronger and faster and more flexible and things like that. I think it’s important to help them develop as young men,” Sinclair said. “My number one goal is always to help them grow physically, mentally and emotionally and secondly to keep them physically fit and physically ready to play football.

“It’s important to me that we walk that line, that it’s really, really tough, but it’s also achievable and they know anything that’s going to happen in the season or in the game or in the fourth quarter if they do that create, everything happens, they can create it.”

Sinclair was part of Kirby Smart’s founding staff in Georgia after being hired on January 6, 2016 after spending three years at Marshall. Sinclair was an important part of the Bulldogs’ development during this period, and he was there as Georgia established itself as an annual national championship contender.

With Sinclair on board, Georgia has won 66 games over six seasons, including double-digit winning seasons over the past four full seasons (excluding the SEC-only 2020 campaign). The Bulldogs made history in the 2021 season by winning 12 regular-season games before beating Michigan in the Orange Bowl and taking revenge on Alabama in the national title game to give the program its first title since 1980.

Sinclair came to Georgia from Marshall, where he worked for both Thundering Herd’s soccer and track programs for three years. Prior to that, he served for nine years as Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at UCF, where he worked with football, baseball, and track and field teams. On the football side, Sinclair had direct responsibility for the speed and agility programs, in addition to managing the program.

Sinclair has considerable experience as a strength and conditioning coach, and explained in the video that his responsibilities — and the responsibilities of all strength coaches — have changed significantly throughout his career.

“The role of a strength coach has grown so much in the 23 years that I’ve been doing it. back in the day [we’d say], ‘Let’s lift weights’ and then you were done. You haven’t seen the boys anymore,” Sinclair said. “Now our role is a strength coach, a psychologist, a father figure, a friend, a brother. It is extremely important to learn more about our players than just football players.”

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