Weis Tabs Scott Holsopple As Director of Strength and Conditioning For Kansas Football

Jan. 4, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Scott Holsopple, assistant director of strength and conditioning at the University of Florida, has been named the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football at the University of Kansas, KU head football coach Charlie Weis announced Wednesday.

Holsopple recently completed his fifth season at Florida, where he worked as the top assistant with the Gator football program. At UF Holsopple worked under the highly-regarded Mickey Marotti, who recently departed his position as Director of Strength and Conditioning with the Gators to serve in the same capacity at Ohio State.

During Holsopple’s time at UF the Gators won the 2008 National Championship and Southeastern Conference title, while registering a 50-17 overall mark in his five years. Additionally, Florida appeared in five bowl games (two BCS bowl appearances), recording a 4-1 mark, with him on staff. Holsopple helped mentor 18 athletes who went on to be drafted into the NFL, including six First Round draft picks.

Holsopple joined the Florida staff in May 2007, after spending the 2006-07 season with the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team.

Prior to Kentucky, he was at Marquette for six seasons. He was hired by Marquette in the fall of 2000 to work specifically with the men’s basketball program, but served as the head strength and conditioning coach for five years. In that position, Holsopple was responsible for the total development and strength and conditioning programs for all 14 of the Golden Eagles’ Division I athletic programs.

Prior to Marquette, Holsopple served as the strength and conditioning assistant at his alma mater, Penn State. During his time there, he helped develop and implement a comprehensive, year-round strength, conditioning and agility program for the school’s 28 athletic teams.

Holsopple began his career in the field as an intern at Notre Dame under Marotti and was the strength and conditioning coordinator at Ken Chertow’s Olympian Wrestling Camp.

A native of Happy Valley, Pa., Holsopple earned All-America recognition as a boxer at Penn State. He graduated from PSU in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.