The Cardinals finished the year with a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16.
2014- NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament | Day 1 Practice
Louisville Men's Basketball v Temple
Ray Ganong is in his 28th season on the UofL athletic staff as a strength and conditioning coach for the Cardinals.
Ganong, 59, joined the UofL staff in 1985 after six seasons at Miami (Fla.) where he helped the Hurricanes win their first national titles in both football in 1983 and baseball in 1982. He is responsible for the strength and conditioning for men's basketball at UofL. He was the football strength coach for the winning Fiesta Bowl and Liberty Bowl teams under Coach Howard Schnellenberger. He assisted UofL's Olympic medalist bobsledder Doug Sharp in training for 18 months prior to the Olympic Trials.
A pioneer in his field, he was the first person to finish the national certification in its first year in 1985 and has been a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) ever since. He was Conference USA Strength and Conditioning Specialist of the Year in 1998 and is still a competitive power lifter.
He earned his master's degree in health education from Miami in 1985.
A native of Baltimore, Ganong and his wife Maria Fernandez have two children: Raquel and Erika.