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Report: UCLA Football’s Chip Kelly to Hire Virginia Strength Coach Frank Wintrich

Wintrich followed UVA Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall from BYU.

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Wahoos247’s Jamie Oakes is reporting that new UCLA Football coach Chip Kelly is going to hire Frank Wintrich as UCLA’s next strength and conditioning coach.

Wintrich has 15 years of experience at the collegiate level. He spent the past two seasons working on Bronco Mendenhall’s Virginia Cavaliers staff. Before joining Mendenhall’s staff at BYU in 2015, Wintrich had spent four years as the director of football performance at North Texas and three years as the associate director of strength and conditioning at South Florida.

He also spent two years as the director of athletic development at the Citadel where he directed the strength program that provided all aspects of athletic development for 15 varsity sports.

Wintrich has also worked at Utah State, Arizona State and Hardin-Simmons.

Wintrich, who was the ACC’s lowest paid strength and conditioning coach, will replace Sal Alosi, who had been the Pac-12’s highest paid strength and conditioning coach. Wintrich earned $150,000 this season and last while Alosi made $410,000 per year.

I like the fact that the UCLA Bruins are getting a guy in Wintrich who has truly worked his way up the ranks over the course of 15 years and the fact that Bronco Mendenhall brought Wintrich with him to UVA also says a lot.

Of course, until UCLA officially announces Wintrich’s hire, things can change, but that’s the latest news.

More as it develops....

Go Bruins!