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After bodybuilding career, King making impact as strength and conditioning coach

Kim King thrives as strength and conditioning coach at Pitt after a prolific bodybuilding career. Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer

November 11, 2015

At the Fitzgerald Field House, a former bodybuilding champion works tirelessly to groom Pitt athletes into top-tier talent. And she does a fine job of it. Kim King, the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Pitt, boasts a professional athletic career — one that transcends gend...

Fisher brings experience, leadership to Pitt volleyball

Dan Fisher has been coaching at Pitt for three years.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer

October 13, 2015

By 2013, Dan Fisher already had a packed resume. He had completed his collegiate volleyball career at University of the Pacific, participating on the U.S. men’s national team. He coached at four different college programs, compiling an undefeated season at one of them. He served as the offensive coordina...

Pitt Band brings new flair to old tradition

Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

A minor throwback is making a major comeback this year at Pitt’s homecoming football game. Every year, Pitt’s homecoming halftime show features Pitt band alumni and their current counterparts performing in step in the March of Victory. But this year’s show will have a bit of a twist. During ...

Pitt volleyball sweeps Panther Invitational, moves to 10-2

Senior Jenna Potts made the 2016 Preseason All-ACC Volleyball Team.  Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer

September 20, 2015

Call this weekend the debut of the “Kullerkann and Potts Show.” Pitt volleyball hosted the Panther Invitational on Sept. 18 and 19, during which Kadi Kullerkann and Jenna Potts led a Panther sweep of the tournament. The team advanced to a 10-2 record as it topped Bowling Green, Lehigh and Georg...

Pitt grads build big league careers in media relations

Courtesy of John Gonoude

By Jessie Wallace / Staff Writer

September 11, 2015

Over the years, the football world has recognized Pitt as a sure-fire producer of NFL talent, with stars like Dan Marino, Larry Fitzgerald and LeSean McCoy all making names for themselves in the league. Unknown to most, however, is that Pitt’s pipeline to the NFL features more alumni than just players. The...

Pitt aims to improve fan gameday experience

Pitt News File Photo

By Jessie Wallace / For The Pitt News

September 2, 2015

Turning the tide is no easy feat — especially when that tide is a tsunami of students ditching Pitt football games right after “Sweet Caroline” — but new athletic director Scott Barnes won’t ride those waves alone. In June, Barnes revealed his plan for a Panther Fans Experience Committee to en...

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