CSUN Sports Performance: Staff

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Jeff Crelling, 
Director of Sports Performance

(818) 677-6359


Jeff Crelling was named Director of Sports Performance in August of 2013.  His role is to oversee all aspects of athletic performance enhancement for the 19 intercollegiate sports.  In addition to managing budget, facilities, and staff development, his primary responsibilities include developing and implementing sports performance programs for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s soccer, softball, and women’s tennis.   Crelling initially joined the Cal State Northridge sports performance staff in November, 2010, as the Assistant sports performance Coach.  

Prior to joining Cal State Northridge, Crelling was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of California, Davis, where he developed speed, strength and conditioning programs for five NCAA Division I teams.

Crelling received his Masters degree in physical education from the University of Nebraska (Omaha) where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach, and received his Bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Virginia Commonwealth University where he served his internship for two years.

Crelling holds his strength and conditioning specialist certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and his USA weightlifting certification.


John Lockwood, Assistant Strength
& Conditioning Coach
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John Lockwood joined the Cal State Northridge staff as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach in November 2013 after working at Eastern Washington University as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Performance Coach, where he was responsible for training the track & field and football programs. At CSUN, he will work with the baseball, cross country, women's soccer, men's and women's volleyball and women's water polo programs.

Prior to his time with Eastern Washington, Lockwood spent three academic semesters as an Undergraduate Assistant at Monmouth University primarily with the men's golf team. While at Monmouth, he also assisted with the football and men's soccer teams, and men's and women's throwers.

In addition, Lockwood spent the summer of 2012 as an intern at UCLA assisting with the design and implementation of the men's basketball training program.

Lockwood holds multiple certifications, most recently becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) in April 2013. He earned his bachelor's degree in Science, Health and Physical Education from Monmouth University in 2013 and played football for the Hawks from 2009 to 2011.


Dane Suttle, Assistant Strength
& Conditioning Coach
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Dane Suttle joined the Cal State Northridge Sports Performance staff as an assistant coach in February of 2014. Dane spent the previous four years as an assistant basketball coach for Cal State Los Angeles where he was the defensive coordinator, and responsible for game planning and recruiting. Prior to his experience with the Golden Eagles, Suttle was assistant coach with the San Diego Wildfire, an ABA basketball team. He serves as a personal coach to many current and former NBA players.

Suttle earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Recreation from Pepperdine University where he played basketball. He still holds the title of all-time leading scorer at Pepperdine, and was inducted into the Pepperdine hall of fame in 2012.

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