John Wagle joined the ETSU staff in August 2016 and serves as the ETSU weight room supervisor.
Wagle, who is part of the Sport Physiology and Performance doctoral program, is also the Strength & Conditioning Coach and Sport Scientist for ETSU volleyball and baseball. Additionally, Wagle assists Dr. Brad DeWeese in training Olympic Training Site athletes.
Prior to joining ETSU, Wagle was the Director of Sports Performance at DePaul University, overseeing all aspects of the department and working specifically with men’s basketball, women’s softball and men’s tennis. In a previous role with DePaul, as the Assistant Director of Sports Performance, he added track and field and women’s soccer to his teams of service. Preceding these positions, he held various assistant and internship positions within collegiate athletics. Wagle has had the privilege of coaching three All-Americans, 10 conference players of the year and well over 50 all-conference selections across a variety of sports.
Wagle earned certification from several well-regarded governing bodies in the field of strength and conditioning, including the CSCCa, NSCA and USAW.
Wagle received his M.S. in Exercise Science from Western Illinois University and completed his undergraduate work at Augustana College (IL), majoring in Physics. He also holds two graduate degrees in business administration from Loyola University (MBA) and North Park University (MS, Non-Profit).
As a collegiate athlete, Wagle was an All-American baseball player and holds standing school records in several offensive categories. Following his career at Augustana, he continued his playing career for two seasons in the minor league baseball ranks. Wagle was also an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholar – the only Division III baseball player selected for this honor during that academic year.