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Jim Radcliffe
Position: Strength & Conditioning Coach
Alma Mater: Pacific (Ore.)
Graduating Year: 1980

One of the most overlooked elements in the success of Oregon's student-athletes is Jim Radcliffe, who is in the midst of his 27th year as the school's head strength and conditioning coach. He not only plays a significant role in the Ducks' program as the designer of the year-round conditioning calendar but also has been quick to aid the athletic development of athletes in all sports.

Radcliffe furnishes the student-athletes with a wide variety of exercise through weight training and lifting systems, and is a noted authority in the field of exercises dealing with the improvement of speed and quickness.

The McCloud, Calif., native became assistant strength coach at Oregon in 1985, a position he held for two years before assuming the duties of head coach in that area.

Radcliffe taught and coached a variety of sports and was the athletic trainer for four years at Aloha High School from 1980-83. He then did graduate study at Colorado and worked in private business prior to joining the Ducks' staff. Graduating from Pacific (Ore.) with a degree in physical education and health in 1980, he played four seasons at defensive back and was captain of the special teams. Radcliffe earned his Master's in biomechanics from Oregon in 1992.

Radcliffe is active in national organizations surrounding his profession and is certified by the United States Weightlifting Federation. He also has written books, been published in numerous professional journals and produced videos on plyometrics, one of the most effective exercise techniques.

Radcliffe's wife, Janice, is an instructor and fitness director in the University's department of physical education and recreatio

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