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Stanford assistant coming to USF as strength coach



USF football coach Willie Taggart has reached out to Rose Bowl and Pac-12 champion Stanford for the Bulls' new head strength and conditioning coach.


Hans Straub, 32, who worked as Stanford's sports performance assistant coach for football this season, has accepted the top strength job with the Bulls. He worked five years on the strength and conditioning staff at Washington before coming to Stanford, and another five at the University of San Diego before that.

"I am extremely excited to come to USF," Straub said via email Tuesday. "There is great support from the fans and the community, and the potential to win is there with the caliber of athletes in Florida."

Straub takes over for Mike Golden, go worked two years on Skip Holtz's staff but was not retained. Taggart spent three years at Stanford as running backs coach from 2007-09, working with the Cardinal's sports performance coordinator, Shannon Turley, who has been a mentor to Straub.

"Working for Coach Turley helped me to develop and grow as a coach, which prepared me for this opportunity," said Straub, who informed Stanford's players of his decision after the Cardinal's 20-14 win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 1, 2013 11:03pm]


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