Notebook: Corey Edmond Runner-up for National Strength Coach of the Year

Jan. 13, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. – and have named Kentucky football strength and conditioning coach Corey Edmond runner-up for National Strength Coach of the Year.

Edmond has over 20 years of experience in college football and has completed two years at Kentucky. Edmond, who was named a semifinalist for strength and conditioning coach of the year in 2009 by, has been successful at every stop, helping Oklahoma win a national title and leading 19 players to the NFL Draft while at Arizona. says in a release about Edmond being named a finalist, “In two seasons at Kentucky, Edmond has completely transformed the Wildcats, morphing them from a team that can’t compete physically in the SEC into a team that can. A year after only playing one SEC opponent to within one score, the Wildcats were in fourth-quarter games with then-No. 1 Mississippi State, took Florida to three overtimes and mounted a 21-point fourth quarter rally to beat South Carolina.”

Blue to Play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl: Senior wide receiver Javess Blue will play in the 2014 NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 17 in Carson, Calif., along with fellow UK star Demarco Robinson. Kickoff for the game is set for 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2, while ESPNU will air live practices on Jan. 14 and Jan. 15.

Blue had a great senior season for Kentucky, averaging 18.1 yards per reception, which is the second-highest single-season average in school history. The native of Babson Park, Fla., caught 29 passes on the year for 525 yards and six touchdowns ending his career with 1,111 career receiving yards. He is only the 23rd player in program history to record over 1,000 career receiving yards and the first to have two receptions of 83 yards or more.