Recreation and Fitness

Jonnie Jenkins

Assistant to the Athletic Director for Sports Performance Program & Campus Recreation

Jonnie Jenkins was named Washington College’s Director of the Johnson Fitness Center and Campus Recreation in the summer of 2009 and was elevated to Assistant to the Athletic Director for Sports Performance and Campus Recreation five years later. He is currently the head sports performance coach for Washington College’s 17 varsity athletic teams and directly responsible for the sports performance programs for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming, and men’s and women’s lacrosse. He currently oversees the Johnson Fitness Center and Cain Gymnasium and their wellness programming, the intramural and club sports departments as well as off campus recreation adventure trips. He works closely with several offices on campus, including Athletics, Student Affairs, Health Services, and serves as Chair and a faculty member for the Physical Education Department

Jenkins is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS) certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), a United States Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (USAW), a speed and explosion specialist through the National Academy of Speed and Explosion (NASE), a Level 1 accredited TRX Suspension Training instructor, and a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) . He is also a certified CPR, AED, and First Aide Instructor through the American Red Cross. 

From 2009-2015, Washington College has participated in 38 Centennial and Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championship appearances, winning eleven conference championships. During this six-year span Jenkins has trained over 230 All-Centennial Conference and All-MARC athletes and 30 All-Americans.

During the summer of 2011, Jenkins received his M.S. in Exercise Science and Health promotion with a concentration in wellness and fitness from California University of Pennsylvania. Jenkins earned his M.A. in History from Washington College in 2009, while serving as the assistant men’s soccer coach from 2007 to 2009.  Jenkins earned his B.A. in history with a Secondary Education focus from Washington College in 2007. He currently holds both a National Youth Coaching License, and “D” Coaching License through the United States Soccer Federation.