Grant Steen was named an assistant strength coach at Minnesota in January 2017.
Steen spent the 2016 season assisting with all aspects of the Stanford football program with regard to sports performance. He has also held multiple roles at USC, Washington and Hawaii. He was an accomplished student-athlete at Iowa and is a former professional football player.
At USC, Steen served as the football program's head assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2014-2016. In his time there Steen designed and implemented a comprehensive performance training program including strength, power, speed, agility, plyometrics, position specific drills and position specific conditioning. He also helped develop a corrective exercise protocol for injured players, and implemented recovery and regeneration modalities for all in-season and off-season training.
Steen held a similar role from 2013-14 at Washington. He helped oversee strength training, speed training, agility, conditioning, corrective exercise and nutrition for the football and men’s tennis programs.
From 2010-13, Steen was the assistant coordinator for football at Hawaii. He also worked with men’s basketball, men’s volleyball, women’s volleyball, men’s tennis and men’s and women’s golf.
Steen earned All-Big Ten honors at Iowa in 2002 and 2003 as a linebacker. He tied an NCAA record for most interceptions by a linebacker in a game with three. He went on to play professional football with the New England Patriots (NFL), Montreal Alouettes (CFL) and the Arizona Rattlers (Arena League).
Steen earned a bachelor's degree from Iowa in 2003 and a master's degree in education administration from Hawaii in 2013.
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