Texas poaches new strength and conditioning coach from California

Posted July 27th, 2017


Forget about that notion that Californians are quiche eaters who don’t believe in power football. Texas football hopes to change that notion with a new hire.

Texas has hired Adam Potts, an assistant strength and conditioning coach at California. He joins the staff of new Longhorn strength and conditioning guru Yancy McKnight.

The Longhorns hope that Potts’ arrival will help build some strength in the trenches.


Potts worked with McKnight at Iowa State in 2015. McKnight then served as the Cyclones’ director of strength and conditioning.

Potts worked 18 months as an assistant for the Golden Bears, concentrating his work with the school’s football, golf and women’s rowing teams. Earlier he  worked at Lamar.

Before that, he interned at UTSA where he directed strength, speed and conditioning specific programs for multiple athletic teams including football. He did the same job before that at Missouri State, where he earned his master’s degree in health promiton and wellness management.

Potts is a graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange University,  where he captained the basketball team during his undergraduate career.

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