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Dave Kennedy
Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Biography

Dave Kennedy begins his fourth season as head strength & conditioning coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.

Kennedy joined the Buccaneers after five seasons with Texas A&M (2008-12). Before joining A&M, Kennedy spent four seasons with Nebraska (2004-07), the same school he got his start at in 1982 as a student assistant. He graduated in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in strength coaching and worked as an assistant for the Huskers from 1986-88.

Prior to the 1989 season, Kennedy was hired on at Ohio State, working there until 2001. During his 13 seasons with the Buckeyes he worked with many notable players, including 17 first-round NFL draft selections. Before the 1993 Holiday Bowl, Kennedy received Ohio State’s Admiral’s Trophy, which is voted on by the players and given to the person whose dedication, hard work and spirit most inspired the team. Kennedy also spent two seasons at Pittsburgh (2002-03).

A native of Omaha, Neb., he and his wife, Julie, have three sons: Ben, Nick and Eric.

KENNEDY AT A GLANCE

YEARS

POSITION

1982-85

Nebraska, Student Assistant Strength Coach

1986-88

Nebraska, Assistant Strength Coach

1989-2001

Ohio State, Head Strength Coach

2002-03

Pittsburgh, Head Strength Coach

2004-07

Nebraska, Head Strength Coach

2008-12

Texas A&M, Head Strength Coach

2014-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Dave Kennedy begins his fourth season as head strength & conditioning coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.

Kennedy joined the Buccaneers after five seasons with Texas A&M (2008-12). Before joining A&M, Kennedy spent four seasons with Nebraska (2004-07), the same school he got his start at in 1982 as a student assistant. He graduated in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in strength coaching and worked as an assistant for the Huskers from 1986-88.

Prior to the 1989 season, Kennedy was hired on at Ohio State, working there until 2001. During his 13 seasons with the Buckeyes he worked with many notable players, including 17 first-round NFL draft selections. Before the 1993 Holiday Bowl, Kennedy received Ohio State’s Admiral’s Trophy, which is voted on by the players and given to the person whose dedication, hard work and spirit most inspired the team. Kennedy also spent two seasons at Pittsburgh (2002-03).

A native of Omaha, Neb., he and his wife, Julie, have three sons: Ben, Nick and Eric.

KENNEDY AT A GLANCE

YEARS

POSITION

1982-85

Nebraska, Student Assistant Strength Coach

1986-88

Nebraska, Assistant Strength Coach

1989-2001

Ohio State, Head Strength Coach

2002-03

Pittsburgh, Head Strength Coach

2004-07

Nebraska, Head Strength Coach

2008-12

Texas A&M, Head Strength Coach

2014-

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach