Feb. 24, 2006
Auburn, Ala. - Auburn Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Kevin Yoxall has been chosen by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society as the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year based on Auburn and his achievements during the 2005 season.
Yoxall will he honored at the tenth annual Emrich-Riecke-Jones Awards Banquet, at the Westin Hotel in Indianapolis on Friday evening.
"This is a tremendous honor, especially considering the previous individuals that have won the award," said Yoxall. "They are people I've considered mentors during my 18 years in the profession and it's very humbling be placed among that group."
Recipients of the award, which are given on the professional, collegiate and high school level, are nominated by their peers for having demonstrated a sincere desire to help athletes excel, and a deep dedication to the profession.
The honor will be Yoxall's second from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He was named "Master Strength and Conditioning Coach" by the CSCCA in 2002.
"This honor wouldn't be possible without the efforts of my strength staff, Coach Tuberville and the football coaches, and our football team," Yoxall said. "I also want to thank my very supportive family, my wife, Nancy, and children Collin and Marlee."
Yoxall has been part of the Auburn football program since 1999, helping the Tigers to six consecutive bowls, including an undefeated 13-0 season in 2004. Auburn finished with a 9-3 record in 2005, capped by a berth in the Capital One Bowl.
Yoxall came to Auburn in 1999 from UCLA, where he served as strength and conditioning coach since 1995. He was named the Pac-10 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 1998. Prior to his work at UCLA, Yoxall served as the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Minnesota from 1992-95. He began his coaching career at Texas Christian University, where he served from 1987-92. Yoxall served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1987-89, and was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach in 1989.
Yoxall earned a bachelor's degree in special education from East Texas State University in 1983 and a master's degree in physical education from Texas Christian University in 1989.
Yoxall, 46, and his wife Nancy have two children, Collin, 14, and Marlee, 10.