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Dan Wenger | Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dan Wenger joined the staff in August of 2016 as an Assistant Director of Sport Performance at SFA. In this role is directly responsible for baseball, track and field, and tennis strength and conditioning as well as assisting with the strength and conditioning program for football. He previously directed the strength and conditioning programs for SFA men’s basketball, volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, and bowling.

Prior to SFA, Wenger worked at Western Michigan University where he assisted with the strength and conditioning program for football from 2013-2016. He also worked closely with the Director of Football Operations assisting with various aspects of the operations of the entire football program.

Wenger got his start in collegiate athletics as an offensive graduate assistant for football at the University of Florida, working specifically with the offensive line. He worked directly with the full-time coaching staff during game planning for opponents, practice, and recruiting. Before his coaching career, Wenger played football for the University of Notre Dame and the University of Florida. After his collegiate career ended, he was invited to rookie mini-camp with New York Jets. 

Wenger holds certifications from the NSCA (CSCS), CSCCa (SCCC), and the American Red Cross (CPR, First Aid, AED). He received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Notre Dame in 2010 and his master’s degree in Education from the University of Florida in 2014. He is currently working on his master’s degree in Exercise Science from Concordia University-St. Paul.

Wenger is married to the former Mackenzie Cutter, who also works in SFA’s athletic department. The two reside in Nacogdoches with their two dogs Smokey and Badger and are expecting their first child in July 2018. 

In 2012, Wenger spent Rookie Mini-Camp with the New York Jets before beginning his graduate assistantship at Florida where he worked with offensive line.