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Chris West
Chris West

Associate Head Strength & Conditioning

Chris West is currently the Associate Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning at the University of Connecticut working directly with Men's Basketball and Men's and Women's Soccer.

Prior to his appointment at University of Connecticut he served as an Athletic Trainer at Saint Louis University and was later appointed as Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Coach West also has experience serving strength and conditioning and athletic training internships with the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Kings and a graduate assistantship with the Seattle Seahawks.

Chris earned his Bachelor's Degree from California State University at Long Beach in Physical Education and Masters Degree in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Oregon. Coach West has held certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, the National Athletic Training Association as a Certified Athletic Trainer, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Performance Enhancement Specialist.