BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Scott Wilks will join the WKU football strength and conditioning staff, as he has been named the associate head strength and conditioning coach for WKU football, head coach Bobby Petrino announced on Tuesday.
Wilks comes to WKU reuniting with Joe Miday, who was named the head strength and conditioning coach for WKU football on January 15, 2013. Wilks worked under Miday for one season at Marshall University in 2012, serving as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Thundering Herd after over two years on the strength and conditioning staff at Hofstra.
"Scott will be an excellent addition to our strength and conditioning staff here at WKU," head coach Bobby Petrino said. "He is very familiar with Joe Miday and I think the two of them will work extremely well together. Scott has a playing background at the collegiate level and has experience as a head strength and conditioning coach during his time at Hofstra. I think our student-athletes will be challenged and will excel under Joe Miday and Scott Wilks' leadership."
Wilks spent one season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Marshall, after more than two years at Hofstra. Wilks began as an assistant strength and conditioning coach before moving up to the department's top position working primarily with the Hofstra men's and women's basketball programs.
Prior to his move to Hofstra, Wilks began his career as a graduate assistant in Marshall's strength and conditioning program after four years as a player on the Thundering Herd football team. Wilks lettered all four years at Marshall, before beginning as a graduate assistant with the strength and conditioning staff following his playing days.
As a graduate assistant at Marshall, Wilks worked with the basketball, football, baseball, soccer, softball and volleyball teams. He assisted in implementing yearly strength and conditioning programs for the teams he worked with, as well as developing testing for measuring progress in strength, flexibility, speed, agility and body composition. He also took part in recruiting presentations for the football, baseball, softball and soccer programs and assisted in game day operations. During his work with the basketball team, Wilks assisted in implementing plyometric, flexibility and injury prevention programs, as well as speed and agility drills.
Wilks is a 2005 graduate of Marshall, where he was a Dean's List student. He earned his master's in physical education from Marshall in 2008 and his master's in special education in 2009.
Wilks, a native of Maryville, Tennessee, is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds first aid and CPR certifications.