Jake Flint Season 2024
Jake Flint, a longtime member of Brian Kelly’s staff at Notre Dame and Cincinnati, joined the LSU football staff as Director of Athletic Development in December of 2021. He enters his second season with the Tigers in 2023.
In his first year at LSU, Flint helped the Tigers to a 10-win season and the SEC Western Division title. Flint’s athletic development program helped the Tigers put a team on the field that was well-conditioned and one got faster and stronger as games reached the fourth quarter. LSU beat Alabama in overtime and had double-digit comeback victories over Mississippi State and Auburn.
Prior to joining the LSU staff, Flint spent 12 years at Notre Dame on the strength and conditioning staff, serving as co-director since 2017. In his 12 years with the Irish, Notre Dame won 10 or more games seven times and appeared in 11 bowl games. Notre Dame played in the BCS National Championship Game during the 2012 season and made College Football Playoff appearances twice in 2018 and 2020.
During his time at Notre Dame, Flint trained 57 players who went on to be selected in the NFL Draft, including nine first rounders. Eleven of the 57 draft picks were offensive linemen and another seven were tight ends. Since first joining Kelly’s staff at Central Michigan, Flint has helped Kelly’s teams win 165 games, while producing 72 NFL Draft. Picks.
Flint is a registered strength and conditioning coach by the CSCCA and certified by USAW as a level one sports performance coach.
Prior to joining Notre Dame’s staff in January 2010, Flint was a member of the strength and conditioning staff at the University of Cincinnati from 2007-09. While at Cincinnati, Flint helped the Bearcats to a 33-6 record, while winning back-to-back BIG EAST championships in 2008 and 2009.
Flint played for Kelly at Central Michigan University as a walk-on and was rewarded for his dedication to the football program with a scholarship in his last season in 2005.
Following his senior season, Flint worked as a staff assistant, serving primarily in the weight room while also assisting with the development of the running backs in the 2006 Mid-American Conference championship season.
Flint competed in the 85-kilogram weight class of USA weightlifting and is a national level lifter.
A native of Shepherd, Michigan, Flint was a four-sport letter-winner at Shepherd High School and was twice named an all-league running back. He graduated with honors from Central Michigan University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in education.
Flint is married to the former Katie Schafer and they have five daughters and one son.