Tommy Moffitt


Mentor and Coach

Coach Moffitt is one of the nation’s premier strength and conditioning coaches. The teams he coached were among the most dominant and talented in college sports history.

In a career spanning 34 years, Moffitt has been the recipient of five National Coach of the Year awards. His teams have also been part of:

  • Three state championships
  • Five Southeastern Conference championships
  • Three national championships

For 26 consecutive years, all of Moffitt’s teams—between LSU, Tennessee, and Miami—made it to a bowl game. This is a feat that may never be duplicated.

From 2000 to 2021, Moffitt was a fixture of the LSU campus. He is currently the only strength coach in the U.S. to win three national championships under three different head coaches. At LSU, Moffitt coached some of the most dominant teams in college football. This includes the 2019 national champions, who many consider the greatest college football team of all time. During his tenure, he received five National Coach of the Year awards.

Many interns, graduate assistants, and staff members who worked under Moffitt went on to receive opportunities across the nation. Currently, 64 former staff members work as strength and conditioning coaches at all levels of athletics.

Moffitt began his coaching career at John Curtis Christian School in New Orleans, LA. While at John Curtis, he coached football, wrestling, track & field, and weightlifting. During his six seasons from 1988-1993, the football team compiled an 84-4 record with three state champions to their credit. Moffitt’s weightlifting team became state champs on three occasions. He was also recognized as National High School Coach of the Year. This award came from the Professional Football Strength Coaches Association in 1992.

Moffitt served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Miami University for two years. There, he helped Head Coach Butch Davis rebuild the Hurricane program. While in Miami, Moffitt was named 1998 Big East Strength Coach of the Year. He also served as associate head strength and conditioning coach at University of Tennessee from 1994 through 1997. While at Tennessee, Moffitt was responsible for coaching the football and track & field teams. During his tenure there, both teams competed for, and won, an SEC Championship.

A 1986 graduate of Tennessee Tech, Moffitt gained initial experience as a member of the Tech football team. There, he saw success as a two-year letterman on the offensive line. Moffitt earned his degree in education in 1986. He spent a season coaching in the weight room and helping with the offensive line.

Born in Springfield, Tennessee, Moffitt is married to the former Jill Beron of River Ridge, LA. They have three children: Clay, a former LSU pitcher; Aaron, a former LSU tight end and member of the 2019 national championship football team; and Brady, a senior at Catholic High School.