Stroud is new strength and conditioning coach

Todd Stroud, who played at FSU from 1983-85, has 21 years of coaching experience.

Florida State University Director of Athletics Dave Hart has announced that there has been a reorganization of the Florida State Strength and Conditioning department. Jon Jost, who has been with Florida State since February 2001, will continue as Director of Strength and Conditioning and will now work with the Seminole baseball team and former Seminole Todd Stroud, who played nose guard for FSU from 1983-85, will return to his alma mater to handle the Strength and Conditioning responsibilities for the football program.

Stroud brings with him 21 years of coaching experience, including a seven-year stint at NC State as a member of Chuck Amato's staff where he served as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Line Coach from 2004-07 and Director of Strength and Conditioning coach from 2000-03.

"I am excited about the opportunity to come back home and get the chance to serve Coach Bowden and help FSU," Stroud said. "I have been a Seminole my entire life and this is a great time for Florida State football."

While with the Wolfpack, Stroud helped lead NC State to bowl game victories at the 2000 Bowl, 2003 Gator Bowl and the 2003 Tangerine Bowl. He also coached Mario Williams, the No. 1 pick overall in the 2006 NFL Draft, and Manny Lawson, a NFL first round pick in 2006, to the All-ACC first team in 2005.

Stroud's other coaching stops have included Strength and Conditioning coach at Memphis (1997-99), Head Coach at West Alabama (1994-96), Strength and Conditioning coach at Auburn (1993), Strength and Conditioning coach/Defensive Line coach at Samford (1987-93) and Defensive Line coach at Central Florida (1986).

Regarded as one of the top strength coaches in the nation, Stroud was named the 2000 National Strength and Conditioning Association's Conference USA Professional of the Year. He was also one of 20 nominees for the national Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year award.

As a player at Florida State, Stroud captained the 1985 squad that earned a trip to the Gator Bowl. He also helped lead the Seminoles to the 1983 Peach Bowl and the 1984 Citrus Bowl.

Stroud earned a bachelor's degree in movement science from Florida State in 1985 and a master's degree in athletic administration from Alabama-Birmingham in 1988.

A native of St. Petersburg, Fla., Stroud is married to the former Marianne Sylvers and the couple has three daughters, Jessica (18), Alexandria (16) and Chelsea (15) and a son, Stone, who is one.

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