Josh Eidson And Juney Barnett Added To Kansas Football Strength And Conditioning Staff

Jan. 10, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Josh Eidson and Juney Barnett were announced as assistant strength and conditioning coaches for football at Kansas Tuesday. Eidson and Barnett will work under Scott Holsopple, KU’s director of strength and conditioning for football.

Eidson comes to KU after serving in the same capacity at Indiana for the past nine years (2003-11). In addition to working with football at IU, Eidson also assisted with the hiring, training and supervision of the full time, part time and volunteer and intern members of the staff.

Prior to his time at Indiana, Eidson spent four years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Penn State, where he earned his master’s degree in education in 2002. He is a 1997 graduate of Lock Haven University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in fitness management.

A native of Oxford, Pa., Eidson is a member of the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He and his wife, Shirl, have two sons, Aidan (4) and Logan (2).

Barnett, a native of Philadelphia, recently completed his sixth season with the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings as assistant strength and conditioning coach. Barnett joined the Vikings in 2006 after spending the 2005 season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Army. In the spring of 2005, he served as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe, a position he held for two seasons (2004-05).

Prior to his stint in NFL Europe, Barnett worked for the Baltimore Ravens from 2003-05 as a part-time assistant. Barnett got his first taste of coaching at his alma mater, Bloomsburg University (PA), as a volunteer defensive backs coach in 2001.

As a collegiate athlete, Barnett played four years as a defensive back at Bloomsburg (1997-00) and was part of a PSAC Championship team and Division II national runner-up in 2000. He graduated from Bloomsburg with a degree in exercise science and went on to receive his master’s in exercise physiology from the university.