Creating an Athletic Performance System:

Managing Trends and Strategies

in Strength and Conditioning

G.F. "Cisco" Reyes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Exercise and Sport Science)

Director of Athletic Performance

Concordia University - Portland, OR


“Cisco did a fantastic job at promoting athletic performance! I really liked how passionate and knowledgeable he was about his craft. He came prepared to get us thinking and he succeeded beyond what I think he had planned.”

Colby Richardson, Sport Administration


“I enjoyed the presentation because he told me many different methods and examples of the field that I want to go into. He hit many key points that I agree with within the exercise world. I also learned many methods in which I can use and also teach to my friends and family when it comes to exercise.”

Robert Smith Jr., Kinesiology



About Cisco:

Cisco Reyes is currently an Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Moscow, Idaho, Cisco played collegiate baseball at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, where he earned his B.S. in Exercise Science with a minor in Coaching (2003). He then attended the University of Idaho where he earned his M.S. in Physical Education with an Emphasis in Exercise Science (2005), and his PhD in Education with an Emphasis in Sports Science (2008).


Cisco is an active member within the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), where he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and serves as the NSCA Oregon State/Provincial Director. Cisco is also a certified Level 1 Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW) and is Functional Movement Screen certified through The Functional Movement Systems (FMS).


Prior to his arrival to Concordia University in August 2011, Cisco was an Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University for three years. At Concordia, Cisco teaches Exercise Physiology, Applied Kinesiology, Exercise Prescription and Programming, and High-Performance Training. He has published several articles pertaining to sports performance enhancement and is a regular presenter of his research at the NSCA National Conference or ACSM Annual Meeting.


Finally, in addition to his Associate Professor responsibilities, Cisco serves as the Director of Athletic Performance for the Department of Athletics at Concordia, where he oversees the year-round strength and conditioning programs for all 13 varsity teams.