Andy Bastian is in his 1st year as the Head Strength/Conditioning coach at New Prague High School. Andy grew up in Winona, Minnesota where he graduated from Winona Senior High School. At WSHS, Andy played four years of Football, Basketball, and Track and Field. As a senior, he served as a captain in all three sports and earned All-Conference in Football and Track and Field. In Track and Field, Andy was a two-time section champion and a two-time state participate in the Shot Put. After graduating from WSHS, Andy went to the University of Minnesota to study Kinesiology. While at the U, he was a member of the Gopher Men’s Track and Field team as a Hammer thrower and was a member of the 2009 Indoor and Outdoor Big Ten Championship teams. As a Senior Captain at Minnesota, Andy was a Big Ten Runner-up in the weight throw, and a three time regional qualifier in the Hammer throw. He graduated from the U of M in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and in 2010 with a Master in Applied Kinesiology with an emphasis in Physical Education.
Andy has taught at Minneapolis Washburn High School for the past four years. Along with teaching, Andy has been the Head Strength Coach for Northern Lights Junior Volleyball for the past 6 years. At Northern Lights, he contributed to the athletic development of countless volleyball players, All-Americans, national runner up/championship teams, and multiple collegiate Volleyball players. This Fall he’ll be teaching Physical Education and Business classes for New Prague High School. Andy and his wife, Michelle, currently reside in Prior Lake with their son, Thaddeus - 2.
Hello! My name is Andy Bastian, and I am excited to be the strength and conditioning coordinator in this wonderful community!
My philosophy is centered around maximizing the physical, cognitive, and social growth of every student-athlete that goes through this school district. Physically, this will be accomplished first by focusing on technique and mobility, followed by developing strength and speeed. Cognitively, the student-athletes will learn to push themselves to be the best they can be. Socially, the student-athletes will learn to work with each other toward the common goal of achieving team success.
Below are my expectations for each student-athlete every session:
At least 10 minutes before his/her session. Each student-athlete will be required to record some information on a computer each day prior to the session (like soreness level, energy level, number of meals eaten, etc) so that I know how their bodies are responding to the program
If a student-athlete is going to miss a workout session, please let me know at least the day before by email or phone.
If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please do not hesitate to stop by the weight room or contact me by phone or email.