Powerhouse Addition: Kevin Schadt Named Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Experienced Veteran Joins Bearkats’ Athletic Program to Elevate Player Performance

Official press release from GoBearkats.com

Sam Houston announced the hiring of Kevin Schadt (pronounced “Shodd” like “Todd”) as Head Football Strength & Conditioning coach on Tuesday. 

Schadt comes to Huntsville after spending six seasons as UTEP’s director of strength and conditioning under head coach Dana Dimel. Schadt will be entering his 18th season in the strength and conditioning profession overall. 

“Kevin is a proven veteran strength coach who will bring tremendous value to the strength department and our football program,” Trevor Williams, SHSU Associate AD for Strength & Conditioning said upon Schadt’s hiring. “His approach to player development will have an immediate impact on our student-athletes’ performance.” 

Prior to UTEP, Schadt spent six seasons (2012-17) at Kansas State as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he worked with Dimel while he was the offensive coordinator for the Wildcats. While there, 10 K-State players were drafted to the National Football League under his watch in Manhattan. Nine Wildcats were named All-American (first or second team) during Schadt’s time with the program. 
Before heading to the Little Apple, Schadt spent three years (2009-11) with the Army West Point football program as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. 
He graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in applied nutrition and strength and conditioning in 2007. He was hired as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Delaware in June of 2007. 
Schadt earned his Master’s Degree in health, human performance, and recreation from Pittsburg State in 2017. He had a publication, a Review of Elite Form Technology, in the Oct. 1, 2017 Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (KAHPERD) Journal. 
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach with Distinction (RSCC*D), both with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He’s also a Level One Sports Performance Coach with USA Weightlifting.