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Tennessee Strength and Conditioning

It is the mission of the University of Tennessee strength and conditioning program to maximize the genetic potential in every component of athleticism and decrease the potential for injury in a manner that is safe and intense.

In this regard, year-long strength and conditioning programs at UT are designed specific to each athlete. Each program is tailored to be athlete and position-specific by assessing the muscular and metabolic demands of football. Programs are evaluated and monitored continuously and adjusted as necessary to reach optimal gains.

Our program has five goals:

  • Athleticism
  • Sport, Position, and Athlete Specific
  • Injury Protection
  • Mental Toughness
  • Safe & Fun

Ron McKeefery MA, CSCS, SCCC
Director of Strength and Conditioning
University of Tennessee

Coach Ron McKeefery
Ron McKeefery

Ron McKeefery took over as director of strength and conditioning at Tennessee in 2011, after serving as human performance coordinator for the U.S. Army Special Forces 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, in Fort Campbell, Ky.

The father of four children with his wife, Angela, McKeefery has a track record of results in sports performance and spent 11 seasons at South Florida, where he was named 2008 Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year.

He has also worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Berlin Thunder, Kansas City Royals and Ottawa (Kan.) University, his alma mater.