Jan. 23, 2002
BERKELEY - John Krasinski, a former assistant strength coach at the University of Oregon, has been named the strength and conditioning coach for Cal's football program, Bears' head coach Jeff Tedford announced today.
Krasinski arrives in Berkeley with 10 years of major college experience, most recently completing his first season as strength and conditioning coach at Northern Arizona. He previously held the assistant position at Oregon for four years (1997-2000), assisting the Ducks' football team and serving as the primary strength coach for women's basketball, soccer, softball and track and field.
Prior to Oregon, Krasinski spent four years (1993-96) at Colorado State and one year at Rutgers (1991-92) as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Krasinski graduated from Montana State in 1990 with a degree in sports medicine and later earned his master's degree from Oregon in exercise physiology in 1998. He is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
"John has a wealth of experience in strength and conditioning," said Tedford. "He will make a profound impact on the development of our student-athletes. We are delighted that he has decided to join our program."
Krasinski will assist Cal's football players in every aspect of flexibility, conditioning and strength, and speed development, with a strong emphasis on plyometrics and Olympic-style weightlifting.
Todd Rice, who directed the California football strength program last year, will remain in charge of the strength and conditioning program for all of Cal's other athletic teams as part of the department's reorganization.