Tanner Maher joined Kansas football’s strength and conditioning staff as an Assistant Sports Performance Coach in January of 2022.
In his role, Maher serves as a director of intern education and development and leads staff development and continuing education. He also serves as the strength team’s liason to the KU nutrition and athletic training teams.
Prior to coming to KU, Maher worked on the University of Florida football staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2018 to 2021. While with the Gators, he directed program design, implementation and quality control, football sport science, staff development, research and application and Pre-Hab and correctives program design.
From 2016-2018, Maher worked with the Mississippi State football staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, assisting the head strength coach with creating and conducting training programs for the team. In his role, he served as the director of program quality control, research and application, Pre-Hab and correctives program design and oversaw the Zephyr training system data collection and application.
Maher also spent time at New Mexico State as the associate director of sports performance from 2015-16, New Mexico State strength and conditioning coach from 2014-15, Tarleton State graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach from 13-14, Tarleton State intern strength and conditioning coach intern from 2011-13 and a graduate assistant tight ends coach at Whittier College in 2011.
A two-time lettermen while at Tarleton State, Maher was a Second Team All-Lone Star Conference tight end in 2008. Maher went on to receive his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology from Tarleton State in 2011, before earning his Masters of Science degree in Kinesiology in 2014.