Zach Bennett joined the LSU nutrition staff in June 2019. Bennett’s focus will be to provide comprehensive nutrition services for the LSU football team in conjunction with the staff of the newly-opened Performance Nutrition Center.
Bennett came to LSU following two seasons as an assistant sports dietitian at Texas where he worked with the football, men’s and women’s basketball, and track & field teams.
Bennett earned his bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Georgia in 2013 and his master’s in exercise science from Florida State in 2015. He spent his first year after his master’s with Georgia as a sports nutritionist for the men’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, and women’s tennis teams. Bennett followed that experience with a performance nutrition fellowship at Michigan where he worked wit the women’s basketball, field hockey, wrestling, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s golf, and water polo teams.
Bennett is an active member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association (CPSDA). His is a board-certified specialist in sports dietetics (CSSD) and a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS).