Rob Livingstone - Academy Director
Rob Livingstone has been a part of the coaching staff at Williams College as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for 7 years. Rob has 19 years of strength and conditioning experience, along with 4 years of sports management experience. Over his coaching career, Rob has trained numerous Olympic and professional athletes. He has also trained five, 1st round MLB draft picks and two, 1st round NBA draft picks. Coach Livingstone has a diverse training background. In addition to his work with collegiate and professional athletes, he has trained elementary, middle and high school student-athletes as well as adults. Coach Livingstone has been a strength and conditioning coach for Jacksonville State University, Philadelphia Phillies Organization, Jacksonville University, University of Georgia and Norcross High School. He has also managed a Velocity Sports Performance Training facility outside of Atlanta and currently owns The Cages at the Mill in North Adams, MA. Coach Livingstone graduated from Jacksonville State University with an Undergraduate degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition, and a Master’s degree in Physical Education. He also played collegiate baseball at Southern Union State Community College and Jacksonville State University. Rob is currently certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and USA Weightlifting.
Christi Kelsey - Performance Coach
Christi Kelsey enters her 6th year at Williams College as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Coach Kelsey has a unique training background and skill set. In addition to her work with collegiate athletes and LSA, she also offers personal training to the general population. In 2009, Christi Kelsey was hired to take over the reins of the Williams College volleyball program. In her inaugural season, Kelsey helped guide the Ephs to the 2009 NESCAC Championship and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA tournament. Coach Kelsey now is heading into her fifth season as head volleyball coach. Prior to being hired as head coach at Williams, Kelsey served as the first assistant for Harvard University. While with the Crimson, Kelsey provided on-court coaching, team development, and served as Harvard’s recruiting coordinator. A 2000 graduate of Purdue University, Christi was a four-year participant for the Boilermakers in volleyball. Co-captaining the team in 1999 and earning First Team All-Academic Big Ten honors twice during her career.
2018 summer interns
Lucy Barrett - Westfield State University
Alex Carusotto - UMass Boston