Strength and Conditioning Coach (Women's Basketball)
Dr. Allison Randall is in her fifth season as Vanderbilt women’s basketball’s head strength and conditioning coach.
Randall coordinates all aspects of the program’s implementation of strength and conditioning and sports science protocols. She also serves as a liaison between the coaching staff, sports medicine, sports nutrition, and the academic counseling staffs.
Prior to coming to West End, Randall was the associate director of strength and conditioning for Olympic sports at Virginia Tech. Randall served at Virginia Tech as an intern, graduate assistant and full-time employee from 2012-19.
In 2018, Randall earned her Ph.D. in instruction design and technology with an emphasis on psychomotor skill instruction for athletic performance in novice learners. She also earned her master’s from Pittsburgh State in 2013 in health, human performance and recreation, and an undergraduate degree in physical education from Morgan State in 2011.
Randall has been certified in several areas of strength and conditioning, including SCCC (Strength and Conditioning Certified) through the CSCCA (Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association); CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association); USAW Level-1 Sports Performance (United States of America Weightlifting); FMS-1 (Functional Movement Screen) and First Aid/CPR/AED (American Red Cross Association); and is a certified nutrition coach through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Randall competed multiple times in the discus throw for Jamaica on the international stage, including the 2013 Central American and Caribbean Games (gold medalist), 2012 London Olympics, 2011 Pan American Games and the 2011 Central American and Caribbean Games (bronze medalist). She also represented Morgan State at the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.