Yoxall Named Strength Coach of the Year

Indianapolis, Ind.--Auburn's Kevin Yoxall has been chosen as the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year based on his and Auburn's achievements in the 2005 season.

Yoxall was honored at the 10th annual Emrich-Riecke-Jones Awards Banquet Friday night 2006 in Indianapolis by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society.

Recipients of the honor, which is awarded on the professional, collegiate and high school levels, are nominated by their peers for having demonstrated a sincere desire to help athletes excel and a deep dedication to the profession.

"This honor wouldn't be possible without the efforts of my strength staff, Coach (Tommy) Tuberville and the football coaches and our football team," Yoxall said. "I also want to thank my very supportive family, my wife, Nancy, and children Collin and Marlee."

Yoxall has been part of a football program with head coach Tommy Tuberville that has gone to six consecutive bowls, including an undefeated 2004 season capped by a Sugar Bowl championship. Tuberville has given Yoxall a lot of credit for the improvements in the conditioning of the players and helping keep the Auburn program one of the leaders in the Southeastern Conference.

Coach Yox puts the Tigers through the paces at Auburn's bowl practices in Orlando.

Auburn finished with a 9-3 record in 2005, capped by a berth in the Capital One Bowl. Yoxall was named a "Master Strength and Conditioning Coach" by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2002.

Yoxall came to Auburn in 1999 from UCLA, where he served as strength and conditioning coach starting in 1995. He was named the Pac-10 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 1998.

Prior to his work at UCLA, Yoxall served as the strength and conditioning coach for the University of Minnesota from 1992-95. He began his coaching career at Texas Christian University, where he served from 1987-92. Yoxall served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1987-89, and was promoted to head strength and conditioning coach in 1989.

The Auburn coach earned his bachelor of science degree in special education from East Texas State University in 1983 and his master of science in physical education from Texas Christian University in 1989.

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