Report: Tennessee hires NFL strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald
Tennessee and head coach Jeremy Pruitt have reportedly hired a strength and conditioning coach.
FootballScoop reported Friday night that Houston Texans strength and conditioning coach Craig Fitzgerald has resigned to accept the head strength coach position at Tennessee.
Fitzgerald just spent his fourth season with the Texans, according to the team’s website.
Before arriving in Houston, Fitzgerald served as Penn State’s director of strength and conditioning in 2012 and 2013. He spent the previous three seasons (2009 through 2011) as South Carolina’s strength and conditioning coach.
Before his SEC stint in Columbia, Fitzgerald directed the strength program at Harvard. He also held roles at Maryland, — his alma mater — The Catholic University of America, and Arizona State.
Fitzgerald played for the Terrapins from 1994 to 1996.
He is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through both the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), according to the Texans’ website.
In May 2010, Fitzgerald earned the certification of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the CSCCa, which is apparently the highest honor given in the strength and conditioning profession.