May 22, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming head football coach Joe Glenn has announced that Brian Herzog has been hired as the new head strength and conditioning coach for Cowboy Football. Herzog comes from the University of Notre Dame where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach from July of 2005 to May 2007.
"Brian (Herzog) is a super guy with a great background," said Glenn. "He comes to Wyoming after working at two great football schools in Notre Dame and Ole Miss. He is ready to take over his own program, and we're thrilled he has decided to join us here in Laramie."
"I'm excited to be working for an athletic department with the great tradition that the University of Wyoming has," said Herzog. "I'm also excited to be working with such a highly-respected coaching staff. Coach Glenn and his staff have established themselves as winners wherever they've been. I look forward to contributing to the overall success of the program and the individual success of the student-athletes here at Wyoming."
While at Notre Dame, Herzog designed position specific speed training and strength and conditioning workouts for football. He worked directly with the quarterbacks, running backs and specialists to implement workouts that would best meet the specific physical training needs of those positions. He also worked with the jumpers and throwers on the Notre Dame track and field team, and was in charge of strength and conditioning for the men's and women's golf teams. Herzog assisted in coordinating nutrition for all 26 intercollegiate athletic teams at Notre Dame.
Prior to his two seasons at Notre Dame, Herzog was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Mississippi for the 2002, 2003 and 2004 seasons. He worked with the sports of football, women's basketball, golf, soccer, track and field and volleyball during his time at Ole Miss. Herzog was the director of research for the strength and conditioning staff within the Mississippi Athletics Department, and also assisted in coordinating student-athletes' nutrition programs.
Herzog began his career in strength training at his alma mater, Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., as an assistant from January 2000 to December 2000. He then went on to serve as an intern at Louisiana State University from January to May 2001 before accepting a graduate assistant position at Ole Miss in August of 2001 that led to a full-time position in July of `02.
He completed his bachelor's degree in recreation and leisure studies with an emphasis in wellness from Missouri State in May 2001. Herzog is currently pursuing a master's degree in higher education from the University of Mississippi.
While at Ole Miss and Notre Dame, Herzog was part of four teams that earned bowl bids. The Rebel football team won the 2002 Independence Bowl and the 2004 SBC Cotton Bowl, and Notre Dame competed in the 2006 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the 2007 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Several other teams he has worked with also advanced to postseason competition. At Missouri State, the women's soccer team participated in the 2000 NCAA Soccer Tournament. At Ole Miss, the women's soccer team competed in the 2002 and 2003 NCAAs, and the Ole Miss women's basketball team played in the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Tournament.
Herzog has achieved the status of Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (S.C.C.C.) from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.