College - Central Michigan
Bill Foran has been the HEAT’s strength and conditioning coach since its inception as he begins his 25th season with the organization and his 15th in the position of Assistant Coach/Strength & Conditioning. He is charged with improving the proper health, strength and overall conditioning of the HEAT players. To achieve these goals, Foran supervises a combination of strength training, plyometrics, conditioning, stretching and nutrition to ensure the players’ maximum results on the court.
Foran originally joined the HEAT as a strength and conditioning consultant the first year before becoming a full-time staff member as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. Prior to coming to the HEAT, Foran spent four years as the head strength and conditioning coach for the University of Miami. There, Foran helped keep UM’s football players in shape for the championship years of 1987 and 1989. Prior to his tenure at UM, he spent four years in a similar capacity at Washington State University.
A graduate of Central Michigan University, he earned a dual degree in physical education and health education in 1977 and his master’s degree in exercise physiology from Michigan State University in 1981. Foran is the former president and co-founder of the National Basketball Conditioning Coaches Association (NBCCA) and a published author. He is the main author, along with nine other NBA strength and conditioning coaches, of three published books titled “Condition the NBA Way”, “NBA Power Conditioning” and “Complete Conditioning for Basketball”. Foran was also the sole editor of “High Performance Sports Conditioning.”
Additionally, Foran was named as the 2009 Co-NBA Strength Coach of the Year, sharing the title with Dwight Daub of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The award, in its inaugural year, was voted on by the strength and conditioning coaches of the NBA.
Foran and his wife, Karen, reside in Davie and their children, Eric and Kaylee are both graduates of the University of Florida. Eric is currently in graduate school at UF where he was a member of the two-time National Championship Gator Track Team.