Joined AU Staff: January 1999
Responsibility: Supervises all strength and conditioning programs for men's and women's athletics.
Experience: Came to Auburn from UCLA where he was head strength and conditioning coach from 1995-98. Was head strength and conditioning coach for football at the University of Minnesota from 1992-95. Began his coaching career at Texas Christian University (1987-92). Served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1987-89, and was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach in 1989. Was a collegiate regional record-holder for power lifting in 1982, and was named a Collegiate All-American power lifter in 1983. Was named Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society in 2005, and the Pac-10 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 1998. Named "Master Strength and Conditioning Coach" by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2002, which is the highest honor that can be achieved as a strength coach.
Personal Information: Born Aug. 3, 1959. He and his wife Nancy have two children, Collin and Marlee. Earned his bachelor of science degree in special education from East Texas State University in 1983 and his master of science in physical education from Texas Christian University in 1989. Certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Strength and conditioning coach certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.