Considered by many in college football to be one of the nation’s premier strength and conditioning coaches, Tommy Moffitt enters his 16th season at LSU after coming to the Tiger staff from the University of Miami.
In 15 years with the Tigers from 2000-14, Moffitt helped strength train and condition an LSU football team that won 151 games during that span, easily the best stretch in school history. It was Moffitt’s offseason program that helped pave the way to national titles in 2003 and 2007 for the Tigers and LSU’s undefeated regular-season in 2011.
Moffitt was named the 2003 College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by America Football Monthly. Moffitt has been part of national championship football teams at LSU (twice), Miami and Tennessee.
Moffitt was appointed LSU’s Strength and Conditioning Coordinator on Jan. 10, 2000. In February 2000, Moffitt was named the 1999 Collegiate Football Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.
In 15 years with the Tigers, Moffitt has developed LSU into one of the most durable teams around by combining a program that focuses on both strength and speed. Moffitt has also incorporated yoga and karate routines in the Tigers’ offseason program, which increases the player’s flexibility, while forcing the team to stay focused for a lengthy period of time.
Moffitt served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Miami for two years, helping head coach Butch Davis rebuild the Hurricane program. While at Miami, Moffitt was named the 1998 Big East Strength Coach of the Year. Moffitt went to Miami after four seasons, 1994-97, as associate head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee.
A 1986 graduate of Tennessee Tech, Moffitt started his career as an assistant football coach at John Curtis High School in River Ridge, La., from 1987-94, earning the 1992 National High School Strength Coach of the Year award given by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.
Born in Springfield, Tenn., Moffitt is married to the former Jill Beron and they have three children, Clay, Aaron and Brady.