BYU basketball adds new strength and conditioning coach

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Erick Schork on the Saint Louis court in 2013. Schork is BYU basketball's new strength and conditioning coach. (Saint Louis University Athletics)
Erick Schork on the Saint Louis court in 2013. Schork is BYU basketball’s new strength and conditioning coach. (Saint Louis University Athletics)

BYU men’s basketball head coach Dave Rose announced the hiring of Erick Schork as strength and conditioning coach on June 22.

Schork comes from Saint Louis University, where he worked as strength and conditioning coach for both the men’s and women’s basketball programs.

“We are excited to have coach Schork join our program,” Rose said. “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise in a college basketball weight room. He’s passionate about guys improving every day. We are fortunate to have Erick at BYU.”

Schork replaces Bob Medina, who was in Provo for each of the last three seasons after spending 20 years in the NBA in similar roles. Medina left BYU to become the assistant athletic director for sports performance at Santa Clara.

The Bilikens were extremely successful during Schork’s tenure in Saint Louis. The team set a program record with three-straight NCAA tournament appearances (2012-14) and achieved top 25 finishes in each of those seasons.

Schork worked with the Saint Louis basketball programs from 2007-16 and was promoted to assistant director of athletics for sports performance in 2014.

Before Saint Louis, Schork was the director of strength and conditioning at Wright State from 2003-07. Prior to Wright State he was an assistant strength coach at Ohio State from 1997-03.

Schork also has professional experience, having worked with the Buffalo Bills (NFL) and Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL). He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the CSCCA in 2013 – the highest honor given in the profession.

Schork is already in Provo and working with the team.

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