Part II: Checking in with Coach Hassell at Panthers Camp

Hassell works with players during post practice lift. Photo courtesy of the Carolina Panthers
Hassell works with players during post practice lift. Photo courtesy of the Carolina Panthers

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Coast Guard head strength & conditioning coach Shaakira Hassell enters her first game preperation week with the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). Earlier this summer, Hassell was selected for the Bill Walsh Minority and Diversity Coaching Fellowship with the Carolina Panthers. The NFL Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship is proud to celebrate 30 years of helping outstanding coaches gain exposure to NFL training camps and offseason workout programs.

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Heading into week two, the team did a walk-through before the team had a much deserved day off. Friday was the FanFest even at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. It was a huge success and was capped off a phenomenal fireworks display.

It is our first week of game preparation as the Panthers take on the Buffalo Bills on August 9th on the road. It has been brutally hot and humid but the guys continue to push through it with valor and perseverance and still managed to get their weight lifting session completed post practice. The Panthers are a prime example of professionalism at its core. Stay tuned for updates from the first preseason game. PANTHER NATION!