Strength and Conditioning
Texas Tech's strength and conditioning program, which operates out of the modern Athletics Training Center, accommodates all 17 intercollegiate programs. Tech strength and conditioning coach Kelvin Clark has implemented a varied and highly functional program to meet each student athlete's specific needs.
On board at Texas Tech since 1995, Clark oversees a year-round operation that focuses on the student-athletes' sport specific training goals, featuring strength and conditioning coaches Chad Young and Brian Weese and student assistants Tory Stephens, Aaron Uzzell and Marsha Williams. They monitor daily workouts with individualized attention and make necessary adjustments in training and techniques.
The transition from in-season to off-season is a critical element in Texas Tech's strength and conditioning program. For example, the basketball team's offseason workout program is of vital importance to the overall success of the team. The strength and conditioning staff monitors each student-athlete's individual progress through one-on-one supervision and computer technology. The computerized program allows the staff to chart a student-athlete's progress and to pinpoint specific strength and conditioning needs, depending on the sport.
While Clark and his staff lead many Red Raiders and Lady Raiders through summer conditioning, computerization allows the staff to also focus on the progress of student-athletes living away from campus. They are sent special individualized workout programs that focus on strength and speed training, power and agility, and stretching.