#BTNLive talks with MSU strength coach Ken Mannie

Michigan State’s football team has been known as one of the top conditioned teams in the nation during the Mark Dantonio-era, and the man responsible for that is Spartans strength and conditioning coach Ken Mannie.

Mannie is in his 19th year in that position at Michigan State, while also overseeing the strength and conditioning programs for all men’s and women’s sports at MSU.

Our #BTNLive crew caught up with Mannie on Thursday and asked him about the relationship between strength and conditioning coaches and the players, among other questions.

“I think that’s one of the greatest parts of our profession,” Mannie told BTN’s Rick Pizzo.  “It’s the fact we get to spend so much time with these young men and the opportunities we have to help inspire them, motivate them, and really have an impact on their lives outside of football.”

Catch the entire interview with Mannie on tonight’s edition of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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