|Position:||Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach|
Scott Salwasser is in his fourth season working with the Cal football program as an assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2015. Salwasser’s duties include speed development, assessing and correcting individual weaknesses, implementing force plate technology, and assisting individual strength and weakness and prescribing strategies. Salwasser oversees oversees four other assistant strength and conditioning coaches in his role.
Salwasser has also played an integral role in development the team’s Swagger Games established in January of 2014. The program features football student-athletes incorporating six areas of competition (academic, agility, combative, self-discipline, speed, strength) into a program designed to improve leadership and mental fortitude.
“Scott and has one of the most diverse and dynamic minds in the strength and conditioning profession,” said Damon Harrington, Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football. “The players feed off his ability to lead and his enthusiasm. He has a bright future.”
"I’m very fortunate to be able to work with a program that I looked up to and watched growing up,” the Castro Valley native added. “Being from this area I understand how important the University of California is to the Bay Area. I have an excellent appreciation for that.
Prior to his arrival at Cal in 2012, Salwasser spent three seasons as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana (2009-11) following six seasons at Sacramento State (2004-09) including the final three in the role of assistant strength and conditioning coach after serving for three seasons as a graduate assistant. He started in the business as a strength and conditioning intern for the Oakland Raiders in 2003 and briefly returned to the club in 2012. He has also written strength and conditioning pieces and has been a guest blogger for several strength and conditioning publications and has been a presenter at the NSCA Regional conference.
Salwasser earned his bachelor’s degree from UC Davis in Arts, English & Communication in 2002 before completing his master’s degree in Kinesiology from Sacramento State in 2006. He holds a certification in strength and conditioning from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa).Salwasser and his wife, Katie, have one daughter, Stella.