Brian Hess, who previously served as a strength & conditioning coach at Georgetown and Harvard, begins his third full season on the University of Delaware athletics staff and his second as head strength and conditioning coach in 2013-14.
Hess, who joined the UD staff in the spring of 2011, with Augie Maurelli, who he worked under while at Georgetown. Maurelli was promoted from head strength & conditioning coach to associate athletic director of financial strategies and athlete performance at UD in March, 2012.
At Delaware, Hess is responsible for the strength and conditioning efforts for Delaware's 21 sports programs and nearly 600 student-athletes, designing and implementing strength and conditioning plans for all of the Blue Hen men's and women's athletic teams. His primary role will be working with the UD football squad.
A native of Kingston, Mass., Hess earned his degree in applied exercise science from Springfield (Mass.) College in 2008.
After beginning his college career at Trinity College, he moved on to Springfield and was a two-year starter at linebacker for the football team, registering 47 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three sacks, and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2007 when he served as captain. As a junior in 2006, he recorded 42 tackles and two sacks and led the team to a record of 10-2 and a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament where the team advanced to the second round.
He began his coaching career at the University of Iowa under head strength & conditioning coach Chris Doyle where he served as an intern in 2008.
Hess then moved on to Georgetown where he worked one season in 2008-09 with Maurelli, serving as an intern and working with the football, men's and women's basketball, baseball, crew, and women's lacrosse programs. He also designed and lead strength and conditioning programs for the field hockey and sailing teams.
He earned his first full-time position at Harvard where he served as an assistant director of strength & conditioning the last two seasons in 2009-11 before arriving at Delaware. While at Harvard, he served as the second assistant for football and directed efforts for the track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, women’s swimming, Nordic skiing, men’s and women’s water polo, fencing, and women’s tennis teams.
Hess, who resides in Bear, Del., is a certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Past University of Delaware Strength & Conditioning Head Coaches
Brian Hess (2012-Present)
Augie Maurelli (2010-2012)
Jason Beaulieu (2005-2010)
Russ Barbarino (1999-2005)
Tony Decker (1988-1999)