Athletics Coaching Staff
Rudy Thomas
Director of Strength and Conditioning

Rudy Thomas was named UC San Diego's Director of Strength and Conditioning in May, 2010.

Prior to joining the Triton family, Thomas worked at Marquette University with the basketball, soccer, tennis, golf, volleyball, and track and field programs.

Thomas comes to La Jolla after three seasons at Marquette, where he designed, implemented, and supervised year-round periodized strength, speed, and conditioning programs for many of the Golden Eagle athletic teams. In addition to implementing several speed and power enhancement programs, Thomas also served as coordinator of the Marquette Strength and Conditioning Internship Program and the Student Athlete Training Table.

Prior to his time in Milwaukee, Thomas served as a strength coach at the University of Iowa from 2006-07, working with the men's and women's basketball teams, as well as with the Olympic sports. He was also an assistant strength coach at Stanford University from 2001-02, where he again worked with the men's and women's basketball and track and field teams. While at Stanford, Thomas was mentored by John Murray, the current strength and conditioning coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

Thomas has also worked as a guest strength and conditioning coach at Ohio State University and the University of South Florida.

In addition to his experience working in intercollegiate athletics, Thomas served as the director of strength and conditioning at the Columbus Academy from 2005-06, where he designed, implemented and oversaw strength, speed, and conditioning programs for all 18 Academy varsity sports. He also worked as the director for athletic development at the High Intensity Training Center in Worthington, Ohio in 2006.

Thomas earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science with a concentration in strength and conditioning from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2001. He went on to earn a masters' of science degree from Boise State in exercise physiology in 2004. While at BSU, he served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology, as well as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach.

Position: Director of Strength and Conditioning
Phone: 858-822-2115
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