Trent Greener was named the Director of Strength and Conditioning and Head Football Strength Coach at the University of Wyoming in December 2008. He will be entering his 14th season as a head strength and conditioning coach at the NCAA Division I level in 2012 and his 23rd year overall as a strength coach. He returned to Wyoming after serving in a similar position at the University of Washington from 2005-08.
In addition to overseeing the entire strength and conditioning program at the University of Washington, as the Head Coach for Sports Performance, Greener also worked directly with the Husky Football Team for four seasons (2005-08).
Prior to that, Greener was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for six seasons at Oregon State University from 1999-2004, working with the sports of football and volleyball during his time in Corvallis, Ore. Over that six-year period, Oregon State appeared in five bowl games.
Greener began his career in strength and conditioning as a student assistant at Wyoming in the 1989-90 academic year, while completing his undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science at UW. He then served as a graduate assistant strength coach at Purdue from 1990-92. He moved into a full-time position as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Northern Illinois in 1992, before returning to Wyoming. From 1993-99, Greener was an assistant strength coach at UW, working primarily with the sports of men's and women's basketball, baseball, men's and women's golf and assisting with football. During his time as an assistant at UW, the Cowboys appeared in the 1993 Copper Bowl and the Inaugural Western Athletic Conference Championship game in 1996.
He is both a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a USA Weightlifting (USAW) certified club coach. Greener has also been a presenter at numerous seminars and coaching clinics, as well as having had numerous articles published on a variety of training techniques.
He has coached teams that have made nine postseason appearances during his coaching career, including eight bowl games. He helped the Cowboys earn a bid to the 2011 Gildan New Mexico Bowl, and in his first season back at Wyoming as head strength and conditioning coach in 2009, he was part of the Cowboys' New Mexico Bowl Championship team.
Greener has trained over 25 individuals who went on to sign with NFL teams. The most recent individuals to sign with NFL teams were 2011 Cowboys Alvester Alexander (Chicago Bears), Josh Biezuns (Chicago Bears), Tashaun Gipson (Cleveland Browns) and Brian Hendricks (Washington Redskins) -- each signed free-agent contracts following the 2012 NFL Draft. The most recent NFL Draft pick that Greener worked with was former Wyoming free safety Chris Prosinski, who was selected in the Fourth Round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Four Wyoming Cowboys signed free-agent contracts with NFL teams following the 2009 season. Senior defensive tackle John Fletcher signed with the Baltimore Ravens. Linebacker Weston Johnson signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons. Offensive tackle Ryan Otterson joined the San Diego Chargers as a free-agent signee, and defensive end Mitch Unrein signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans and has since signed with the Denver Broncos.
A defensive tackle for the Cowboys, Greener was a football lettermen on two Western Athletic Conference Championship teams his junior and senior seasons of 1987 and `88. Those two teams went undefeated in league play, winning 16 consecutive WAC games, and appeared in the 1987 and `88 Holiday Bowls.
A native of New Albany, Ind., Greener completed his bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science at Wyoming in 1990, and earned his master's degree in physical education, also from UW, in 2002.
Greener is married to the former Tina Wheeler, who lettered for the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball program from 1986-89.