Strength and Conditioning Coach
David Good enters his ninth season as the strength and conditioning coach of the Nashville Predators. He joined the Predators in July of 2004 and is responsible for preparing and supervising workout programs for all players in the Predators system. Good also runs the club’s prospect development program and the off-ice aspects of the Predators Hockey School in the off-season and during the summer of 2010, he designed and outfitted the new weight room at Bridgestone Arena to facilitate optimal in-season training.
Good was instrumental in developing a program for Steve Sullivan that allowed the Predators forward to return to the ice on January 12, 2009 after almost a two-year absence that included missing 142 straight regular-season games and 11 playoff games due to a back injury. In June of 2009, Sullivan won the NHL’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy given “to the player that best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.”
Prior to joining the Predators, Good served as the director of speed-strength and conditioning for West Coast Sports Performance and Center for Athlete Medicine in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and also served as a consultant for the Long Beach Ice Dogs (ECHL). The Colorado native served as the assistant speed-strength and conditioning coach for the Los Angeles Kings from 1999-2003 and held the same title from 1997-99 with the Ice Dogs (IHL). He also served as strength and conditioning coordinator at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles from 1998-99.
Before moving to California, Good served as the student assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Colorado for two years. He received his bachelor of arts degree in kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder along with certifications in strength and conditioning, sports conditioning, Olympic weightlifting and kettlebell training.
Good and his wife, Amanda, reside in Franklin, Tenn.