Macy, Barthlama added to training staff

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June 30, 2008

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks have named Jeff Macy to the position of Strength and Conditioning Coach and Scott Barthlama to the position of Assistant Athletic Trainer, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Macy and Barthlama join a Bucks training staff that also includes Head Athletic Trainer Marc Boff.

Macy brings more than 10 years of experience at the professional, collegiate and Olympic levels to the Bucks. He spent the previous two years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Oregon State University. Macy worked in the NBA as the Chicago Bulls Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach from 2001 through 2006. A graduate of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Macy also served as Bradley University’s Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for three seasons and was the Assistant Weightlifting Coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.

A former American record holder, Macy is a two-time national weightlifting champion (1991 and 1993), participated in the 1992 Olympic trials and finished 13th in the 1993 World Championships.

Barthlama comes to the Bucks after spending the previous 10 seasons on Northwestern University’s training staff. His roles included Certified Athletic Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball along with men’s and women’s golf. Prior to joining Northwestern, Barthlama worked in sports medicine clinics for five years in Texas.

In addition to his time at Northwestern, Barthlama has also worked with the University of Oregon as a graduate assistant for football, men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s track and field. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology as well as secondary physical education and received his Master of Science degree in athletic medicine from the University of Oregon.

Barthlama is a member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA), is a performance enhancement specialist by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He will serve as the team’s Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in addition to his duties as the Assistant Athletic Trainer.

In other Bucks news, public relations intern Shaun Hickombottom will be moving on after two seasons with Milwaukee to accept the position of public relations assistant with the Chicago Bulls.