Jeff Sydes, CSCS is the Lead Sports Performance Specialist for Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports
Medicine. He is a certified strength & conditioning specialist through the National Strength &
Jeff has worked with student-athletes at NAPLS in a variety of roles since the summer of 2007. He
oversees all aspects of training for New Albany High School athletes, including speed, strength, power,
and conditioning. In his current position at NCH, Jeff also leads a team of sports performance specialists
that work with high school and youth athletes all over central Ohio. Prior to coming to Nationwide
Children’s, Jeff served as the fitness coordinator at New Albany High School and was a wellness teacher.
Jeff began his coaching career and worked several years at the Division 1 collegiate level. His
experiences included stints at the University of Kentucky, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA),
and Arizona State University. Jeff also spent 2 years in the private sector working with youth, high
school, collegiate and professional athletes in the greater Columbus area.
Jeff earned his BA from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He also spent a year in the exercise science
graduate school program at Arizona State University.