As reported by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports (among others, but he appears to be first) Trumain Carroll, the current Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of South Florida, will be named the new Director of Strength and Conditioning coach at Kansas State.
Sources: Kansas State is expected to hire Trumain Carroll as its new strength coach. He comes from USF and also brings experience as the the head strength coach at Arkansas and SMU.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) February 22, 2021
Carroll replaces former K-State strength coach Chris Dawson, who recently departed for a similar role on Gus Malzhan’s new UCF staff.
Strength and Conditioning coaches play a crucial role in player development. A program like Kansas State thrives (or dies) with the success (or failure) of their strength and conditioning program. This is crucial addition to Coach Klieman’s staff, and one that he has to get right.
According to Coach Carroll’s biography from USF, he was the first hire Jeff Scott made for his new USF staff two seasons ago.
Okay, deep, deep breath everyone...find your center...don’t freak out.
Before signing on with USF, Carroll spent two seasons under Chad Morris at Arkansas (ducks). He was also the head strength and conditioning coach at SMU with The Chad. Before he signed on with Morris, he was the strength and conditioning coach at South Carolina State (2011-2012) and UMKC (2008-2011).
Another deep breath....
He played defensive end at Oklahoma State (2001-2005) and got his first strength and conditioning job with the Cowboys as an assistant before making his was to UMKC.
The most important thing to know about Coach Carroll is named Trumain Carroll Jr. but he goes by “Deuce”. That alone makes him qualified for the Kansas State job.
Here are some press conference clips from a few of his stops.