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Landon Messner grew up in southern Minnesota and joined the Minnesota Post Grad staff in the 2020 season as the Director of Strength and Performance. He currently oversees all aspects of strength and conditioning for the MPG athletes. Before his employment in MPG, he worked at the University of Minnesota as an intern under their world class performance staff, coaching and programming for elite athletes and learning what it takes for an athlete to compete at the highest level.
Prior to his time at the University of Minnesota, Messner coached with high school athletes as the head strength and conditioning coach of both GFW High School and West Lutheran High School. At both schools he implemented Strength and Conditioning programs for football, volleyball, basketball, track, softball, and baseball.
Messner is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is also certified as a Level 1 Performance Coach through the United States of America Weightlifting (USAW).
Messner is a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN where he earned his bachelor's degree in Biology. He currently lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife and two children.