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Strength & Conditioning

Kyle Speer has served as head strength and conditioning coach since August 2003, bringing the Bearkats winning edge with its nationally recognized strength and conditioning program.

Speer has been honored by American Football Magazine for the Bearkat strength and conditioning program's part in preparing the more than 350 student-athletes who compete in 16 sports for Sam Houston State for competition.

Since 2003, Sam Houston has won three Southland Conference Commissioner's Cup All-Sports titles, 10 Southland Conference regular season sports championships, five Southland Conference post-season tournament titles and earned six NCAA Division I national playoff berths. 

Speer joined the Bearkat staff in June 2002 as assistant strength and conditioning coach after working at the University of Northern Iowa, Baylor University, Arizona State University, and Abilene Christian University. He worked with University of Northern Iowa squads that won both the 2002 Missouri Valley Conference Titles in Men's and Women's Indoor Track & Field; and Baylor University Track & Field teams that finished third nationally in Men's Outdoor Track & Field and individually had the National Champion 4x400 relay team and the National Champion 400m hurdler.

Speer earned his M. Ed. degree from Baylor and his B.S. degree from Abilene Christian. He was a four-year football letterman at ACU, playing defensive tackle.

He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a Level One Coach through USA Weightlifting, and a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.

Speer is married to Brook and the couple have a daughter, Kendall and a son Clay
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