View photos of new Strength and Conditioning Coach Brent Salazar from his days in Kansas City.
Eden Prairie, MN (February 17, 2016) – The Minnesota Vikings have namedBrent Salazar **Strength and Conditioning Coach. Salazar will be entering his 11th season in the NFL in 2016, having spent the previous nine seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach.
This will be Salazar's first opportunity as a head strength and conditioning coach. He first worked in the NFL in 2005 as a strength and conditioning intern with the Denver Broncos. Salazar was with Kansas City from 2007-15 as a strength and conditioning assistant. He has captured two division titles (2005-Denver, 2010-Kansas City) while making four playoff appearances and five winning seasons during his decade in the NFL.
Salazar spent several years working in the collegiate ranks before returning to the NFL with Kansas City in 2007. While a member on the New Mexico tennis team, Salazar worked the 2002-03 seasons with the football and baseball programs. He spent part of 2005 with UNLV as a strength and conditioning intern with the football team. In 2006, Salazar was named Assistant Director of Athletic Performance at the University of Pacific. He was responsible for designing and implementing the training regimens for seven varsity sports.
Salazar graduated from New Mexico in 2003 with a degree in Exercise Physiology. He is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. The Denver, Colo., native is married to his wife, Kendra, and they have two children; Ella and Ty.
2002-03 | New Mexico (Strength and Conditioning Intern)
2005 | Denver Broncos (Strength and Conditioning Intern)
2005 | UNLV (Strength and Conditioning Intern)
2006 | Pacific (Assistant Director of Athletic Performance)
2007-15 | Kansas City Chiefs (Assistant Strength and Conditioning)
2016 | Minnesota Vikings (Head Strength and Conditioning)