Steve Engleheart, MS, CSCS

University of Colorado Director of Strength and Conditioning Olympic Sports & Men’s Basketball

    Stephen Englehart is in his third season as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball and eighth overall at Colorado. His duties expanded to the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Olympic Sports in July 2018.

    Prior to his duties with men’s basketball, which started in April 2016, he worked with the Buffaloes’ football, women’s soccer, women’s golf, men’s golf and tennis programs.

    He is certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He also holds certifications with USAW, FMS and TPI Level 1&2.

    Englehart, 37, came to CU from Southern Methodist University, where he worked one year (2010) as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Mustangs. That followed one season (2009) as the head football strength coach at Portland State University, his first full-time year in the profession. He got his start in the business as a graduate assistant at the University of Hawai’i, where he spent three years (2006-08). At Hawaii he was in charge of men’s and women’s basketball as well as other sports. He was on the Warrior staff the year the UH earned a Sugar Bowl invitation against Georgia as a “BCS” buster following a 12-0 regular season in 2007.

    While at Hawai’i, he earned his Master’s in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science in the spring of 2009. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2005.

    He was born June 5, 1981 in New Orleans, and graduated from Fountainbleau High School (Mandeville, La.), where he lettered in basketball. His twin brother, Chad, is the head strength coach for the Washington Redskins. He is married to the former Laura Williams (a registered nurse at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Longmont); the couple has three children, Braylon (10), Coralee (6) and Magnolia (2).