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Relation to the Strength & Conditioning Industry?
College Coach, Head Strength Coach
Name of School, Team or Business
University of Minnesota
Job Title
Head Strength Coach
Current Job Description
Cal Dietz has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. Since Dietz’s return to Minnesota he has developed the Strength and Conditioning Programs and over seen the daily progress in Men’s Hockey from 2000-present, Men’s’ Basketball from 2004-present, Women’s Hockey from 2003-present, Men’s Golf from 2000-present, Men’s Swimming from 2000-Present, Track and Field from 2000-present, Baseball from 2000-present, and Wrestling from 2000 to 2004. During his tenure, Dietz has trained: a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, athletes that have achieved 282 All-American honors, 21 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and 7 NCAA Team Champions, and 12 teams finish in the top four in the nation. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing.

Also, during his time at the university help founded and chairs the Sport Biomechanics Interest Group with its purpose to explore the physiological and biomechanical aspects of advanced human performance encompassing the various aspects of kinesiology, biomechanics, neuro-mechanics and physics. This will be achieved by utilizing extensive research theories and applied knowledge in the multi-disciplinary field of human performance. Utilizing through a collaborative effort which involving numerous professional perspectives from diverse areas of academia such also include professionals from Mechanical engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Orthopedics, and Physiology. Dietz is also a member of the Gender Equity Committee at the University of Minnesota and currently represents the University as a member of the Big Ten committee to develop performance enhancing policy for anabolic and ergogenic aids.

Prior to returning to Minnesota, Dietz was the strength coordinator at The University of Findlay, overseeing 26 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to coordinating the university’s fitness center, coaching the offensive line with the football program and teaching strength and conditioning classes. He is no stranger to Minnesota athletics after serving as a graduate assistant strength coach while pursuing his graduate degree. During this time Dietz was the first assistant to football and assisted with a Majority of Olympic Sports.

Dietz married Karyn Bye, a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team which captured the gold medal in 1998 and silver medal in 2002. The couple resides in Hudson, Wis., with their daughter, Tatum Lynn Born in May 2003 and Brody Michael born July 2005. Cal also contributes and writes articles for Cal Dietz can be e-mailed at
Past Job Experience
University of Findlay, OH January 1999 – September 2000

Strength Coordinator - University of Findlay
Responsible for the development and creation of strength programs for each of the 25 Men’s and Women’s varsity athletic programs offered by the university.
Supervised 6 student trainers and 2 graduate assistants.
Administered rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.
Responsible for departmental budgets.
Responsible for the development and creation of the University’s First Strength Department.
Work in conjunction with the University’s academic degree for strength and conditioning.

Facility Coordinator - University of Findlay
Coordinate the scheduling and maintenance of the University’s fitness center.

Offensive Line Coach - University of Findlay
Routinely worked with the offensive line on blocking schemes and techniques.
Assisted the Head Coach on a weekly basis for game strategies.
Acted as a pro scout liaison for Regional Professional Scouts.
Responsible for the videotaping and preparation of films during and after games and practices.

Associate Assistant Professor - University of Findlay
Instructed an upper level Strength and Conditioning class for the university’s graduating seniors.
Instructed classes of in both General Health and Fitness
The University of Minnesota
Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, May 1999

The University of Findlay
Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education, May 1996

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At 12:13pm on November 5, 2008, Ryan Feek said…
What up big cat? Me and snider were talking about you the other day on how you can just get up from your desk and walk out and bench 400 and squat 600 pounds with no warm up. freak!!!

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