The NSCA College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year Award is given to a college or university strength and conditioning coach in recognition of his or her commitment to the college strength and conditioning profession. The award committee evaluates candidates' efforts on behalf of college coaches and dedication to the implementation of safe, proven techniques and programs to enhance athletic performance. "This is an incredible honor for my staff and me as I consider this to be a team award," said Jost. "I am very fortunate to have the best staff in the country and we have a group of fantastic athletes at Florida State to work with. It is a privilege to train them." "Jon is a good personal friend and a recognized leader among his peers in strength and conditioning," said NSCA President Jay Hoffman. "More importantly, his contributions toward the development of the up-and-coming strength coach have been invaluable in supporting the growth and dissemination of science-backed strength training programs for nearly 20 years."