Pueblo native becomes 1st-ever female assistant strength coach for the Raiders

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OAKLAND, (KKTV) A Pueblo native and Colorado State University graduate joined the Raiders as the franchise's first-ever female strength and conditioning assistant coach.

Kelsey Martinez spent the last four years at Tom Shaw Performance while specializing in high performance training For three years she was on staff under Raiders strength and conditioning coordinator Tom Shaw at Tom Shaw Performance, located at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando.

According to the Raiders she spent time with Detroit Lions head strength and conditioning coach and former Super Bowl champion Harold Nash Jr., who, like Shaw, also stems from the coaching tree of Dallas Cowboys strength and conditioning coordinator Mike Woicik. There, she learned from one of the most well-respected strength and conditioning coaches in the NFL and had the opportunity to work under a position specific strength and speed program, a philosophy that Shaw adheres to with all past and current athletes in his program.

Martinez also played college softball at Bethany College.