Considered by many in college football to be one of the nation’s premier strength and conditioning coaches, Tommy Moffitt enters his 20th season at LSU.
In 19 years with the Tigers from 2000-18, Moffitt helped strength train and condition an LSU football team that won 187 games during that span, easily the best stretch in school history.
It was Moffitt’s off-season program that helped pave the way to national titles in 2003 and 2007 for the Tigers and LSU’s undefeated regular season in 2011. Following the historic 2011 season, Moffitt was awarded the College Coach’s Choice Award by Strength Performance.
Moffitt has been at the forefront of strength and conditioning around the nation in teaching fundamentals. Moffitt focuses on the teaching of strength and conditioning as well as the biomechanics of speed development. In the past 25 seasons, all 25 of Moffitt’s teams between LSU, Tennessee and Miami have made it to a bowl game.
Many interns, graduate assistants and full-time staff members have gone from working under Moffitt to jobs around the nation. Currently the football strength and conditioning coaches at Alabama, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Arizona, UTSA, Wyoming, Bowling Green, Nicholls and Northwestern State worked under Moffitt at one time.
Moffitt was named the 2003 College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by America Football Monthly. Moffitt has been part of national championship football teams at LSU (twice), Miami and Tennessee.
Moffitt was appointed LSU’s strength and conditioning coordinator on Jan. 10, 2000. In February 2000, Moffitt was named the 1999 Collegiate Football Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.
Moffitt served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Miami for two years, helping head coach Butch Davis rebuild the Hurricane program. While at Miami, Moffitt was named the 1998 Big East Strength Coach of the Year. Moffitt went to Miami after four seasons, 1994-97, as associate head strength and conditioning coach at Tennessee.
A 1986 graduate of Tennessee Tech, Moffitt started his career as an assistant football coach at John Curtis High School in River Ridge, Louisiana, from 1987-94, earning the 1992 National High School Strength Coach of the Year award given by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.
Born in Springfield, Tennessee, Moffitt is married to the former Jill Beron and they have three children, Clay, who recently wrapped up his collegiate career as a pitcher at LSU, Aaron who is a sophomore tight end for LSU, and Brady, a freshman at Catholic High School.