The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics hired Shea Little to be the Tartans’ assistant strength and conditioning coach in fall 2022.
Little arrived in Pittsburgh after completing her master’s degree in exercise science in June at Eastern Washington University where she served as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant for two years. While in that role, Little had primary responsibilities of working on speed, strength, and conditioning for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s cross country while also assisting with programming for football, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s golf. Little traveled with the football team to assist with workouts and assisted athletes with proper fueling before and after workouts.
After earning her bachelor’s degree in exercise science and fitness and wellness in 2019 from Tennessee Technological University, Little worked as an intern at Oregon State University for a year assisting with 10 programs while running small group sessions for women’s basketball and softball.
Little is a former student-athlete at Tennessee Tech where she played volleyball and was the team captain for the Golden Eagles her final two seasons. As a student-athlete, Little also worked in the strength and conditioning department for the Golden Eagles.