Episode 24:
Steve Englehart – Director of Sports Performance for Olympic Sports


June 14, 2023

Stephen Englehart, the Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Colorado, is a renowned figure in the field with a decade of experience. As the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Olympic Sports and a developer of NBA players, Englehart's expertise is highly respected.

Episode Summary:

Stephen Englehart is going into his 8th season as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for men’s
basketball and 12th overall at Colorado. His duties expanded to the Director of Strength & Conditioning for Olympic Sports in July 2018. Since becoming the strength and conditioning coach, he has helped develop many NBA guys coming from CU.

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 came to CU from Southern Methodist University, where he worked for 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 in New Orleans and shortly after moved to Abita Springs, LA. His twin brother, Chad, is the head strength coach for the Washington Commanders. 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, Coralee, and Magnolia.