Colton Susen joined the SIUE Athletic Performance staff in August 2018.
He will work directly with women's basketball, women's tennis and the throwers with the men's and women's track and field team.
Susen comes to SIUE after serving professional internships with the University of Michigan Strength and Conditioning in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the University of Wisconsin Strength and Conditioning in Madison, Wisconsin.
He previously was the head strength and conditioning coordinator and assistant coach at LaCrosse Central High School. He was responsible for constructing and implementing an effective strength and conditioning program for preseason and in-season workouts for the program's student-athletes.
Susen also worked as a fitness specialist and personal trainer at Viterbo University.
A certified strength and conditioning specialist and personal trainer through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, he holds certifications in First Aid, CPR, and AED with the American Red Cross. He serves as a Trained Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through the United States of America Weight Lifting (USAW).
A 2017 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in exercise sports science, he is pursuing a master's degree from SIUE.