Chris Stewart was introduced as the University of Delaware’s new football strength and conditioning coach in January, 2017.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Stewart comes to Delaware after spending eight years as head strength & conditioning coach at the University of Richmond, the last five working closely with head football coach Danny Rocco.
Before moving to the Richmond in 2009, Stewart had an 11-year stint at the University of Tennessee in 1998-2008, including his last five as associate strength and conditioning coach. At UT, he served as a graduate assistant, assistant, and associate head strength coach during his tenure and worked with numerous National Football League players and Olympians while in Knoxville.
At Delaware, Stewart will be directly responsible for the strength and conditioning of the Blue Hen football program and will work closely with UD Assistant Director of Athletics for Strength & Conditioning Ted Perlak.
Stewart is an approved mentor for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the former director of the UT Strength and Conditioning Clinic, one of the nation's largest and longest running strength clinics involving 800 coaches and athletes.
Stewart assisted with the UT football program while serving as the primary strength coach for the Vols' nationally acclaimed track & field team. He worked year-round with former Vols in the professional and Olympic ranks.
Stewart earned a sport management/exercise science degree from Western Carolina in 1998 and completed his master's from Tennessee in 2001. He is certified through the College Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
His career at Richmond and Tennessee includes one national BCS title; three SEC Championships; one Colonial Athletic Associate title; and 10 bowl games for football. Individually, he has trained 64 current or former NFL players, including 11 who have gone on to play in the Pro Bowl and eight who have won Super Bowl titles.
In track & field, he helped the Vols win two national championships and three SEC titles and has trained seven Olympians and seven individual national champions.
Stewart and his wife, Sherry, have a son, Cole, and a daughter, Lily.
THE CHRIS STEWART FILE
Christopher Charles “Chris” Stewart
Born: February 17, 1976
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C. (Independence HS)
Degree: Western Carolina ’98 (Sports Administration & Exercise Science); University of Tennessee ’01 (Master’s in Human Performance & Exercise Science)
Family: Wife, Sherry; Son, Cole; Daughter, Lily.
College Coaching Timeline
1998-08 – Tennessee (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
2009-16 –Richmond (Strength & Conditioning Coach)
2017-Present –Delaware (Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
|Position:||Football Strength & Conditioning Coach|
|High School:||Independence HS|
|Alma Mater:||Western Carolina|
|Major:||Sports Admin./Exercise Science|