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Gators hire former IMG expert Jeff Dillman as new strength coach



Florida coach Will Muschamp has hired Jeff Dillman, former Head of Physical Conditioning at the IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton, as the Gators' new Director of Strength & Conditioning.

Dillman also worked at Appalachian State where he oversaw teams during back-to-back national titles as the head strength and conditioning coach at in 2006 and 2007, and also served on the staff at LSU for its SEC and BCS Championships in 2003.

"I'm excited to have Jeff join our staff. He is a perfect fit for what we were looking for," Muschamp said. "He has trained athletes at the highest caliber on every level - from high school, to college to the NFL. Jeff knows what physical and mental tools are needed to be successful and has a developmental plan to make every player better. He has a championship pedigree and his results speak for themselves. He will be the catalyst for kick-starting our off-season program with the number one goal of making our football program a tougher program. We will be a blue-collar program built with toughness and Jeff is the man to lead that charge."

As the Head of Physical Conditioning at IMG Academies, Dillman oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for all youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes who trained at the Academy. Prior to his time at IMG, Dillman was the Director of Strength & Conditioning at his alma mater, Appalachian State University. He has also served as an Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning at LSU and Louisiana-Monroe.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 3:48pm]


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