LISTEN: Frank Wintrich—A Model of Humility and Hard Work

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If Frank Wintrich has learned one thing from the coaches who have mentored him along the way is to pay it forward. Just as the coaches he was able to work for, network with, and learn from would share their wisdom, Wintrich feels obligated to do the same.

This drive to give his staff, athletes, and other coaches the same opportunities that he had learning under the likes of Joe Kenn and Mark Uyeyama is what makes Frank Wintrich the quality of coach that he is. This selfless commitment to his athletes and staff can be heard in his voice and seen in his actions.

Wintrich was hired by head football coach Bronco Mendenhall to train the BYU Cougars this year. This hiring is indicative of Wintrich's extensive resume combined with a enthusiasm for coaching. The most important aspect of Wintrich being hired on multiple occasions to direct Division One programs at such a young age is who he credits. Wintrich admits he would never of reached the status where he is now without the coaches who helped him along the way. Wintrich is the epitome of what a college strength and conditioning coach should be.

Topic in this Podcast

  1. How Coach Wintrich Got Started
  2. Assessments
  3. Olympic Lifts
  4. High-Low Sequencing
  5. In-Season Training
  6. Technology
  7. The ABCs
  8. Advice for Young Coaches

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The Development of a Multi-Year System of Training for Collegiate Football Players

The Frank Wintrich File

Provides the BYU football program with integrated short and long term physical preparation training. A highlight of this training is the implementation of the multi-year system of training known as P.A.D.S. This program incorporates a holistic approach to the development of athletes, ensuring the mastery of one skill before moving forward with the development of a more advanced skill. Training begins with developing the minds of athletes through the utilization of the Self Aware Athlete program. This educational resource teaches athletes how to understand their bodies in order to better provide for their everyday physical and emotional needs. Performance Program Principles dictate athletes train safely, with a focus on strength development along with skills specific to their individual needs and most importantly developing the Warrior Mindset – a program established in conjunction with former USMC Force Reconnaissance Marines and Sport Psychology PhD’s.
Years at BYU


  • Bachelor of Science, Sports and Fitness Management – Kentucky Wesleyan College, 2002

Before BYU

  • Director of football performance, University of North Texas 2011-2014
  • Associate director of strength and conditioning, University of South Florida, 2008-2010
  • Director of athletic development, The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, 2006-2007
  • Assistant strength and conditioning coach, Utah State University, 2004-2005
  • Coaching assistant, Arizona State University, 2003
  • Head strength coach, Hardin-Simmons University, 2002

Playing Career

  • A team captain two consecutive years and a two-time All-American at linebacker for Kentucky Wesleyan College


  • Hometown: Seminole, Florida

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