Scott Wilks begins his first season as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Louisville.
Before joining the Louisville staff, Wilks worked under Miday for one season at Marshall in 2012, working as the assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Thundering Herd after a two-plus-year stint on the strength and conditioning staff at Hofstra. At Hofstra, he began as an assistant strength and conditioning coach before moving up to the department's top position, working primarily with the men's and women's basketball programs.
Prior to his position at Hofstra, Wilks started his career as a graduate assistant in Marshall's strength and conditioning program after four years as a player on the Thundering Herd's football team. Wilks lettered all four years at Marshall.
As a graduate assistant with the Thundering Herd, Wilks worked with the basketball, football, baseball, soccer, softball, and volleyball teams. He assisted in implementing yearly strength and conditioning programs for the teams he worked with, as well as developing testing for measuring progress in strength, flexibility, speed, agility, and body composition. He also took part in recruiting presentations for the football, baseball, softball, and soccer programs and assisted in game day operations.
During his work with the basketball team, Wilks assisted in implementing plyometric, flexibility, and injury prevention programs, as well as speed and agility drills.
A 2005 graduate of Marshall, Wilks, who was a Dean's List student, earned his master's in physical education from Marshall in 2008 and his master's in special education in 2009.
Wilks, a native of Maryville, Tenn., is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and holds first aid and CPR certifications.