Aug. 4, 2005
Seattle - Trent Greener has been named the head strength & conditioning coach at the University of Washington, athletics director Todd Turner announced today.
Greener comes to the Washington from Oregon State, where he was the head strength & conditioning coordinator. He replaces Pete Kaligis, who left Washington to take a football assistant coaching job at Montana.
"Trent brings a great deal of experience in the strength and conditioning field with him to Washington," said Washington executive associate athletics director Jeff Compher, who coordinated the hiring process for the position and oversees the department. "Trent has a lot of energy and will bring great passion and enthusiasm to our strength and conditioning program. He will have a very positive impact helping our strength and conditioning staff assist our student-athletes in obtaining their goals. "
Greener, 39, joined the Oregon State staff in 1999 and worked with the football and volleyball teams while overseeing the strength and conditioning programs. Prior to his time at Oregon State, he was the head assistant strength & conditioning coordinator at the University of Wyoming, where he worked with the basketball, baseball and golf teams and was, for one off-season, the interim football head strength coach.
"I'm excited about the opportunity that has been offered me," Greener said. "The chance to work with someone of coach (Tyrone) Willingham's stature is a great opportunity. I was very impressed by all of the people I met when I was in Seattle. It is apparent that Todd Turner and his staff are really getting things going in the right direction. I'm honored that they thought enough of me to include me in their plans for the future."
Greener will start next week when the Huskies open their first fall football camp under Willingham's direction. He will participate in Washington's football recruiting session that takes place this weekend.
A 1990 graduate of the University of Wyoming, Greener began his career at his alma mater as a student assistant in the weight room. After completing his bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science, he moved to Purdue University as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coordinator, working with the football, wresting and volleyball teams. In 1992, he was an assistant strength coach at Northern Illinois University.
Greener earned a master's degree in physical education from the University of Wyoming in 1992. He is also a certified strength & conditioning specialist, a USA Weightlifting certified club coach and has authored articles for several sports magazines.
As a undergraduate at Wyoming, Greener played two seasons of football as a defensive lineman, playing for then-Wyoming head coach Dennis Erickson his freshman year.
Greener is married to the former Tina Wheeler.