Thomas Lené Season 2023-24
Thomas Lené joined Coach Kim Mulkey’s staff as the strength and conditioning coach in May of 2022 and is in his second season at LSU.
Lene’s first season at LSU was a success. His program not only allowed the team to stay healthy throughout the season, but the Tigers proved to be one of the strongest and best conditioned teams late in the season as they excelled and remained throughout six games at the NCAA tournament en route to the programs first national championship. He also worked closely with caterers on road trips to ensure the Tigers received nutritious meals to have them in peak condition for excellent performance.
Mulkey and Lené teamed up together to win the 2019 NCAA Championship when he served as the interim director of athletic performance for Baylor Women’s Basketball. He was at Baylor for four seasons and worked with Mulkey’s program for three years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for Baylor Men’s and Women’s Basketball before taking over the interim director of athletic performance role for one season.
“I’m excited to rejoin Coach Mulkey’s staff here at LSU,” Lené said. “To work in the SEC and for a Hall of Fame coach is an amazing opportunity! I’m looking forward to the opportunity of working with elite student-athletes and helping them raise their level of performance so that we can have great success and win championships in Baton Rouge.”
Lené comes to LSU after serving as the VCU Women’s Basketball Director of Sports Performance for one season. Before that Lené was at Drake for two seasons as the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach.
In his position at LSU, Lené will work exclusively with women’s basketball. He will be responsible for both developing and implementing sport performance programs for strength, speed, power, agility and conditioning.
Lené received his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and his master’s degree in sport pedagogy. He earned both degrees from Baylor and his is also Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) as well as CPR and AED certified.