- Stacey Torman
Director of Athletic Performance for Olympic Sports
M.A. in Exercise Physiology (UAB)
B.S. in Exercise Technology (Texas A&M)
Stacey Torman became UAB's Director of Athletic Performance for Olympic Sports in September 2015.
With over 25 years of Strength and Conditioning experience, Torman has served various positions at UAB while developing and implementing programs for 16 of the 18 teams at UAB.
She came to UAB from Texas A&M University, where she was a three-year letter-winner, an All-Southwest Conference player for the Lady Aggie volleyball team, and a three-year participant in NCAA postseason play. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Technology from Texas A&M in 1987 and received her master's degree in Exercise Physiology at UAB in 1991.
In 1990, Torman contributed in the program's development by coordinating all Olympic sports programs while advising coaches about the significance of Strength and Conditioning within each individual team. She has contributed to 17 NCAA post-season appearances, 11 additional postseason efforts, 20 Conference Championships, and 15 All-Americans, several who have gone on to play professionally in various sports.
In August 2015, Torman was selected to join the 2015-16 Blaze Leadership Academy. Her current project involves the launching of a University-wide UAB Staff Council. Torman oversees day-to-day operations of the athletic performance program. She is directly responsible for men's and women's soccer, indoor volleyball and beach volleyball programs.
In 2016, Torman was named the Vice President of Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. She was an inaugural member of the CSCCa and was inducted as a Master of Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) in May of 2004.
As the Director of Athletic Performance, her goal is to provide a holistic student-athlete experience, stimulate Blazer pride and help student athletes realize their capabilities. In addition, Torman mentors graduate assistants and interns to prepare them for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) professional certification exams. Her main focuses are to provide these individuals with practical experience in program design and execution and give them an understanding of the demands of the profession. Torman's certifications include:
- Named Vice President of CSCCa in May of 2016.
- Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (MSCC) for CSCCa since 2004. In addition to becoming the first female to be named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach, she has also served on the Board of Directors of the CSCCa since 2005.
- CSCS for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 1988.
- Certified Personal Trainer for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) since 1999.
Athletically, Torman has a diverse list of accomplishments including selection as a Southern Naturals Bodybuilding Champion, USA Volleyball Open Nationals Indoor Bronze Medalist, Jose Cuervo Beach Volleyball Champion, and reluctant participant in a Mercedes Half Marathon. She is the proud mother of her son, Seth and his current pursuits such as soccer, basketball and Xbox.