Report: Texas Tech Hires Rusty Whitt as Strength and Conditioning Coach

It appears that Texas Tech has hired it’s new strength and conditioning coach.

Photo via Timothy Burke.

It appears that Kliff Kingsbury is set to hire Rusty Whitt as the strength and conditioning coach for Texas Tech (via the Advertiser). Whitt was previously for the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns and before that he was at Rice. Whitt has not been a strength and conditioning coach all that long as he previously served in the U.S. Army from 2003 through 2009 and was deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) V and VI.

Whitt’s bio page at Louisiana said that he started his strength and conditioning career while in the Army:

Whitt developed and initiated a comprehensive pre-deployment conditioning program for his Special Forces Team prior to and during OIF V and VI. He received a combat infantry badge, two Iraqi campaign medals and an Army commendation medal with valor.

Whitt began his strength and conditioning career with graduate assistantships at Midwestern State University (Aug. 1995-June 1996) and the University of Texas (June 1996-May 1997). He performed an internship in the strength and conditioning department at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (May-Sept. 1997).

Whitt also received his degree from Abilene Christian and his masters from Texas.

Whitt is mostly known for this moment in 2011 when he was bleeding from the head during a bowl game for Louisiana in the header photo. Yeah, just bleeding from the head.

UPDATE: Found a bit of video:


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