One of the top sports performance enhancement coaches in the country, Trent Greener is in his second year as head sports performance coach at the University of Washington in 2006-07.
Greener is responsible for leading a Huskies' strength and conditioning program that serves the needs of UW's nearly 600 student-athletes and 23 intercollegiate sports. The facility houses 12 olympic platforms and 12 complete sets of Uesaka olympic plates, 16 power racks for squatting and pressing, 2 complete sets of dumbells ranging from 5 - 150 pounds, as well as other equipment needed to develop athletic strength and power.
The mission of the UW strength, speed and conditioning program is to foster a safe, challenging and properly equipped training environment. The Washington Husky approach to performance enhancement allows coaches and athletes to work together towards developing an athlete's full physical and mental potential. Focal points of every athletes individualized training program will be: addressing individual needs while implementing functional strength and power training; developing sport specific speed and agility; increasing sport specific conditioning and developing an athletes work capacity; improving flexibility and educating each athlete about proper dietary practices.
Greener arrived at Washington from Oregon State in August, 2005, where he was the head strength & conditioning coordinator. He joined the Oregon State staff in 1999 and worked with the football and volleyball teams while overseeing the strength and conditioning department. Prior to his time at Oregon State, he was the head assistant strength & conditioning coordinator at the University of Wyoming, where he also served as the head strength coach for the men's and women's basketball, baseball and golf teams and was, for one off-season, the interim football head strength coach.
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 lettered two seasons of football as a defensive lineman.
Greener is married to the former Tina Wheeler.