|Title:||Director of Sports Performance and Fitness|
B.S., University of Southern Maine
M.S., Springfield College
Rebecca Kimball begins her first year as Wellesley's Director of Sports Performance and Fitness and PERA Assistant Professor of the Practice.
Kimball joins Wellesley after two stints at Division-III colleges in Maine. Most recently she served as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Bates College Softball team, while also spending a year as the Strength and Conditioning Coach and Assistant Coordinator for the University Southern Maine. At Southern Maine, she was responsible for the strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s basketball, women’s lacrosse and softball.
Prior to her work in Division III, Kimball spent six years as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Southern Illinois University. Her work with the Saluki’s included serving as the primary strength coach for the women's basketball, volleyball, and softball teams, as well as assisting with other Olympic sports. She was also the coordinator of the strength internship program.
Before her work at Southern Illinois, Kimball completed internships at the University of Maryland, the University of Connecticut and Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning. At Maryland, she worked with the football, soccer and field hockey teams, while at UConn, she served as a strength and conditioning coach with the football and women’s basketball teams.
Kimball is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and has also earned her certification through the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE). Kimball also holds certification as a United States Weightlifting-Level I Club Coach, a Spinning Instructor and a Massage Therapist.
A 2003 graduate of the University of Southern Maine, Kimball earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Medicine and Health Fitness. She received her Master’s Degree in Applied Exercise Science from Springfield College in 2005, with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning.