Neal Peduzzi is in his second year as the director of strength and conditioning at The Lovett School. Coach Peduzzi began his career as an intern at Arizona State University, then as a graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee where he earned his Master’s degree in biomechanics and sports medicine. He served as the director of player development at Georgia Tech for nine years, and the director of strength and conditioning at St. Pius X for three years. Coach Peduzzi is married to Nicole and they have a son, Jonathan Zachary.
Orien Harris is beginning his 2nd year at Lovett as a strength and conditioning coach, upper school substitute teacher, and varsity football defensive line coach. While earning his degree in Criminology from the University of Miami, Coach Harris played on the 2001 National Championship team and was named AP All-American and All-ACC defensive lineman. He was selected in the fourth round by the Pittsburgh Steelers and played in the NFL for five years. He is both USA Weightlifting and RKC Kettlebell certified. His wife, Alexandra, is a Lovett alum.
Julie Brentzel is beginning her second year at Lovett as strength and conditioning coach and upper school physical education teacher. Before Lovett, Coach Brentzel was a strength and conditioning coach at Savannah College of Art and Design and Armstrong State University. She has a Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health promotions from the University of Kentucky and earned her Master’s in sports medicine from Armstrong State University. In addition to her degrees, Julie is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a weightlifting coach certification from USA Weightlifting. In her spare time, Julie enjoys traveling, endurance races, and spending time outdoors with her dog Perry.