|Born||Edward Ignatius Coan
July 24, 1963
|Known for||Strength athletics|
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Competitor for United States|
|USPF Senior National Championships|
|IPF World Championships|
|USPF Mountaineer Cup|
Ed Coan has set over 71 world records in powerlifting. He became the lightest person to cross the 2,400 lb. barrier in the powerlifting total (a sum of three lifts: the deadlift, bench, and squat). He set an all-time powerlifting record total at 2,463 pounds, even though at the time he was not in the heaviest weight class.
Coan's best result in a drug tested international competition is 1,035 kg (2,282 lbs) in the 100 kg weight class at the 1994 IPF Senior World Championships. This at the time was a world record.
Coan's best single ply lifts:
- Squat - 1019 lbs (~462 kg)
- Bench press - 584 lbs (~265 kg)
- Deadlift - 901 lbs (~409 kg)  raw by today's standards with only singlet and belt
Total: 2504 lbs (1135.79 kg)
His best competition lifts as a 220 lb lifter:
Squat - 961 lbs, Bench - 584 lbs, Deadlift - 901 lbs
- The squat and deadlift attempts were as follows: 959 lbs and 898 lbs. After the competition the plates and barbell were weighed and the weight came out to be 961 and 901 lbs, respectively.
- Note that Ed Coan's lifts were completed under IPF Rules. Single layered suits and standard 2 meter knee wraps.
Coan has failed drug testing through the IPF three times. The first time he was temporarily suspended in 1985 for the use of Deca-Durabolin, an anabolic steroid.
In 1989, he was once again suspended due to a positive drug test.
In 1996, at the IPF Men's Open World Championships in Salzburg, Austria, he tested positive once again and was issued a lifetime ban from the IPF. Because this positive drug test occurred in a competition in which he placed first, his name and results have been retroactively removed from the 1996 results.