position Strength and Conditioning Associate
Chris Friend has worked with Ohio State since January of 2018 as a strength and conditioning intern, then transitioned to the Strength and Conditioning Associate in October of 2018. In this current position, Friend is responsible for designing and implementing all assets of strength and conditioning for women’s ice hockey and novice rowing as well as assisting with the implementation of strength and conditioning for men’s ice hockey.
Friend graduated from Eureka College where he majored in Kinesiology and Exercise Science and was a three-time all-conference linebacker. He is currently enrolled in the Master’s of Sport Coaching Program at Ohio State. Previously, Friend worked at Mississippi State University as a football strength and conditioning intern, working under former Buckeye strength intern and current University of Florida head football strength coach, Nick Savage.
Friend is from Washington, Ill., where he attended Washington Community High School. In high school, Friend was a two-time all-state linebacker.