2016.01.29 Strength Coach News

2016.01.29 Strength Coach News

Russell Dennison named Director of Sports Performance at Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming — After Zach Duval left for Central Florida, Wyoming announces that its new director of sports performance will be Russell Dennison. Dennison spent the past five years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Oklahoma football program. Now he’ll work with UW’s football team, while also leading the entire athletics department’s strength and conditioning staff.

2016.01.29 Strength Coach News
Russell Dennison

During Dennison’s time with Oklahoma, the Sooners won two Big 12 Conference championships, and most recently advanced to the College Football Playoff semifinals, losing to eventual runner-up Clemson.

Dennison played fullback for the Sooners from 2002-05, playing in national championship games in the 2003 and 2004 seasons. In 2002 — when Oklahoma won the Rose Bowl — Dennison was named the team’s Freshman Iron Man Award winner for outstanding performance in strength and conditioning.

Dennison began his coaching career as a volunteer in the Mountain West Conference at Air Force in 2007-08. He then took two years to establish the strength and conditioning program at Tulsa (Oklahoma) Union High School, where he was nominated for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s National High School Strength Coach of the Year award. The following year he returned to his alma mater.


University of Wyoming

2016.01.29 Strength Coach News

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