Men's Basketball

 Chris Poole
Chris Poole

Dir. of Player Development/Strength & Conditioning

First Season at UW

Alma Mater:
Mary Hardin-Baylor '07


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Jackson, Wyo.-Native has been Member of Program for Five Seasons

Chris Poole enters his first season with Wyoming as the Director of Player Development/Strength & Conditioning in 2013-14. He comes to Laramie from the University of Texas, where he was a member of the strength and conditioning staff for men's basketball during the 2012-13 season. With the Longhorns, Poole worked under the direction of head strength coach Todd Wright and was involved with many facets of the team's training program. He also worked as a Performance Coach at Train 4 the Game in Austin.

Prior to Texas, Poole was a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma from 2009-12, while he earned his doctoral degree in exercise physiology. He graduated with his master's degree in exercise science from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) in December 2008 and served as the strength and conditioning coach for the men's basketball and softball teams. Poole also earned his bachelor's degree from UMHB, while he played as a wing for the Crusaders on the hardwood. During his senior season in 2006-07, UMHB qualified for the NCAA DIII tournament for the first time in school history. Poole is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is also certified in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. The son of Norman and Debbie Poole, Chris has one brother, Ryan, and one sister, Jaclyn.

"I'm extremely excited to join the University of Wyoming men's basketball program and have the opportunity to work with coach Shyatt and his staff on continuing their recent success," Poole said. "I look forward to doing everything I can to continue to create an atmosphere of success not only in the weight room, but on the court and in the classroom."

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