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Dr. Ramsey Nijem

Sports performance at Kansas Basketball, former NBA strength coach

Dr. Ramsey Nijem, Sc.D, is the Director of Sport Performance for the Kansas Jayhawks Men's Basketball program, where they won the NCAA national championship in 2022.

Prior to Kansas Jayhawks, Ramsey spent five years working for the Sacramento Kings of the NBA where he managed all aspects of sport performance. Ramsey was the NBA’s youngest head strength and conditioning coach. He spent the last three years as the team’s head strength and conditioning coach. In that role, Nijem directed strength and conditioning, sport science and nutrition with the objective of supporting athlete health, wellness and performance.

Ramsey is also the founder of Applied Performance Coach, a course and certification for strength coaches, athletic trainers, and physical therapists. The APCC program condenses 10 years of Ramsey's coaching experience at the highest level in an immersive, 8-week live online course to help you become a better performance coach.

Major Achievements

  • Helped the Kansas Jayhawks to the NCAA championship in 2022
  • NBA's youngest head strength and conditioning coach
  • Earned doctorate at the age of 27
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