Tyler Yearby is entering his first year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Gopher football program. He had interned in the department since 2010, assisting with strength and conditioning program design and implementation. Yearby earned his Master's degree in applied kinesiology from the University of Minnesota in 2011.
Prior to his arrival at Minnesota, Yearby served as a fitness manager and personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in San Francisco. During his time there, he led a team of personal trainers and designed programs for clients.
Yearby was a graduate assistant running backs coach at his alma mater, Northeastern State (2005), for the 2006-07 season. In addition to running backs, he also worked on technique drills with punters and kickers.
Yearby is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the NSCA. He also holds several certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Council on Exercise. Yearby and his wife, Katie, live in St. Louis Park, Minn.
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