Jeff Connors
Beth-Center High School
Salem College / Bucknell University
Football – Coaching

Beth-Center High School
• Outstanding quarterback and four-year starter at cornerback
• Team Captain as a senior
• Also participated in wrestling and track

Salem College
• Four-year starter at defensive back

• TMI Academy – Sweetwater, TN – 1982-1983
• Fitness Director and linebacker coach

The Benjamin School – North Palm Beach, FL – 1983-1986
• Head wrestling coach and assistant football coach

Bucknell University: 1988 – 1991
• Director of strength and conditioning
• Recruiting coordinator for wrestling
• Coached 4 All-American wrestlers

East Carolina University: 1991 – 2001
• Director of strength and conditioning

University of North Carolina: 2001 – present
• Assistant Athletic Director for strength and conditioning
• Called “The best strength and conditioning coach in the country” by UNC Head Coach, Butch Davis
• Coached in 8 major bowl games
• Honored as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association, the highest honor in the field
• Coached 21 present or former NFL players including present Steelers, Willie Parker, Jeff Reed and Greg Warren

• Won four Florida state titles in power lifting and has been ranked as high as 4th nationally

• Holds Level 1 certification in Olympic weight lifting by the US Weight Lifting Federation

• 2016 – Inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame

• 2017 – Named National Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the National Strength and Conditioning Assn.

• 2019 – Salem University football lifetime achievement award

• 2021 – Salem University Distinguished Alumnus Award

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