Brian Hess, who has served as a strength and conditioning coach at Delaware, Georgetown and Harvard, joins the Bearkats April 14, 2014, to head the strength and conditioning program at Sam Houston State University.
Hess will begin his new role at Sam Houston on April 14.
At Delaware, Hess was responsible for the strength and conditioning efforts for more than 575 student-athletes that were members of the Blue Hens’ 21 sports programs.
A native of Kingston, Mass., Hess earned his degree in applied exercise science from Springfield (Mass.) College in 2008.
After beginning his college career at Trinity College, he moved on to Springfield and was a two-year starter at linebacker for the football team, serving as team captain in 2007. His junior senior in 2006, Hess helped lead the team to a 10-2 record and a berth in the NCAA Division III football playoffs.
He began his coaching career at the University of Iowa under head strength & conditioning coach Chris Doyle where he served as an intern in 2008.
Hess then moved on to Georgetown where he worked one season in 2008-09 with Augie Maurelli, serving as an intern and working with the football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, crew, and women's lacrosse programs. He also designed and lead strength and conditioning programs for the field hockey and sailing teams.
Hess earned his first full-time position at Harvard where he served as an assistant director of strength & conditioning the last two seasons in 2009-11. While at Harvard, he served as the second assistant for football and directed efforts for the track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming, Nordic skiing, men’s and women’s water polo, fencing, and women’s tennis teams.
Hess is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.