Texas men’s basketball strength coach Daniel Roose is leaving the program and is going back to work in the same role at Virginia Commonwealth, Roose told the American-Statesman.
Roose, 41, followed coach Shaka Smart from VCU to UT four seasons ago. He had been at VCU for all six of Smart’s seasons in Richmond, Va.
As strength coach, Roose played a key role in the physical development of all three of UT’s recent first-round draft picks, Jarrett Allen, Mo Bamba and Jaxson Hayes.
In April, Roose was awarded the title of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. It’s the highest honor given in the profession.
Roose will stay at UT through the end of the summer conditioning program, the spokesman said. But the Longhorns are already well into the process of hiring Roose’s replacement. The school has already posted a job opening on its human resources page.
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