FB: Hall, Spencer Going Into Hall Of Fame - Coach Seroka Recalls Football Greats
Chris Seroka is beginning his 14th year with the North Texas strength and conditioning program and his 13th as the head strength and conditioning coach.
Seroka oversees the day-to-day operations of the approximately 7,000 square foot weight facility in the new Athletic Center located in the Mean Green Village. He and his staff utilize the twelve Power Lift Multi-Purpose Racks, 12 In-Laid Olympic Platforms, Thirty-plus Hammer Strength machines and over 16,000 pounds of weights to help the athletes reach their potential athletically and then push them over the top to exceed even their own expectations. The strength and conditioning program has also helped to drastically reduce injuries as well as speed up recovery time during rehabilitation.
Seroka implemented the strength and conditioning program for the men's basketball team which has averaged 20-plus wins over the last six seasons, including the 2007 and 2010 Sun Belt Conference Tournament Championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. Each of those seasons established new school records for wins in a season, 23 ('06-'07) and 24 ('09- '10).
Seroka helped the North Texas football program establish dominance in the Sun Belt Conference, winning four straight conference championships and making appearances in four consecutive bowl games from 2001-2004.
Prior to his tenure at North Texas, Seroka held the position of head strength and conditioning coach at Louisiana State University. A 1988 graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, he was a three-year letter winner in football while also earning two letters in baseball. He was a member of the South squad in the 1989 Senior Bowl.