The University of Wyoming athletics department announced on Monday that Trent Greener has been hired as the director of strength and conditioning and head football strength coach at Wyoming.
Greener was a football letterman for the Cowboys in 1987 and 1988. He comes to Wyoming after serving in a similar position at the University of Washington since 2005.
In addition to overseeing the entire strength and conditioning program at the University of Washington, as the Head Coach for Sports Performance, Greener also worked directly with the Husky football team for the past four seasons (2005-08).
Prior to that, Greener was the head strength and conditioning coordinator at Oregon State University from 1999-2004, working with the sports of football and volleyball during his time in Corvallis, Ore.
“I am extremely excited to be back at my alma mater and to be a part of the Wyoming family,” said Greener. “Although I have been away from UW for the last decade, I have followed the Pokes every weekend. After speaking with Coach (Dave) Christensen and learning about the direction he wants to take his program, it made me want to be a part of his plan to build something really special in Laramie.
“Wyoming has had great success throughout its history, and along the way has earned a national reputation for being a tough and physical football team. Coach Christensen’s program will continue that tradition. I can’t wait to begin physically preparing our student-athletes as soon as they get back on campus in January.”
A backup defensive tackle for the Cowboys, Greener was part of two Western Athletic Conference Championship teams his junior and senior seasons of 1987 and ‘88. Those two teams went undefeated in league play, winning 16 consecutive WAC games, and appeared in the 1987 and ‘88 Holiday Bowls.
Greener began his career in strength and conditioning as a student assistant at Wyoming in the 1989-90 academic year, while completing his undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science at UW. He then served as a graduate assistant strength coach at Purdue from 1990-92. He moved into a full-time position as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Northern Illinois in 1992, before returning to Wyoming. From 1992-99, Greener was an assistant strength coach at UW, working primarily with the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, men’s and women’s golf and assisting with football.
He was offered the head position at Oregon State in 1999, and after six years there he moved to Washington as head of its strength and conditioning program. He has been a head strength coach at the NCAA Division I level for the past 10 seasons. A native of New Albany, Ind., Greener completed his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science at Wyoming in 1990, and earned his master’s degree in physical education, also from UW, in 2002.
He is both a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a USA Weightlifting (USAW) certified club coach. Greener has also been a presenter at numerous seminars and coaching clinics, as well as having had several articles published on a variety of training techniques.
He has coached teams that appeared in six bowl games during his coaching career, and has trained over 20 individuals who went on to sign with NFL teams.
Greener is married to the former Tina Wheeler, who lettered for the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball program from 1986-89.