Cal Dietz, Strength and Human Performance Coach, Sport Science Consultant


Current Position
Strength Coach at the University of Minnesota, Department of Athletics

Contact info - cal.dietz@gmail.com




Work Experience at University of Minnesota:

University of Minnesota, October 2000 – Present

Head Olympic Strength & Conditioning Coach   

  • 11 NCAA National Team Championships

  • 543 NCAA Division One All-Americans Honors Earned by Athletes

  • 34 Big Ten/WCHA Conference Championship teams

  • 29 Big Ten/WCHA Tournament Conference Championships

  • 35 NCAA top ten team finishes

  • 83 Big Ten/WCHA top three league finishes

  • 22 NCAA top/final four appearances

  • 203 Individual Big Ten Champions

  • 297 First Team All-Big Ten Honors

  • 37 Big Ten Player of the Year Honors

  • 7 Individual NCAA National Champions

  • 10 World Champions

  • 1 Hobie Baker Award winner

  • 3 Big Ten athlete of the year

  • Responsible for developing strength programs for each of the 10 Olympic varsity athletic programs (Hockey 2000-current, Women’s Hockey 2003-current, Basketball 2006-2010, Wrestling 2000-2006, Swimming 2000-2016, Men’s Golf 2000- 2013, Women’s Golf 2006- 2013, Track 2000-current, Cross-Country 2000-current, Baseball 2000-2006, 2008-2015, Tennis 2000-2006)

  • Supervised assistant coaches, student trainers and graduate assistants.

  • Administered rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.

  • Represented the University of Minnesota in Various community-building events and clinics across the country as a lecturer.

  • Advise athletes on nutrition and supplements.  

  • Trained numerous World and Olympic Champions

  • Member of Athletic Departments Gender Equity Committee

  • Chair the University of Minnesota’s Sports Biomechanics Interest Group.

  • Member of the Big Ten committee for drug testing policies, protocols and procedures.


Major Speaking & Publications:




Previous Work Experience


The University of Findlay, OH   January 1999 – September 2000


Strength Coordinator  

  • Responsible for the development and creation of strength programs for each of the 25 Men’s and Women’s varsity athletic programs offered by the university.

  • Supervised six student trainers and two graduate assistants.

  • Administered rehabilitation programs for injured athletes.

  • Responsible for departmental budgets.

  • Responsible for the development and creation of the University’s First Strength Department.

  • Work in conjunction with the University’s academic degree for strength and conditioning.


Facility Coordinator

  • Coordinate the scheduling and maintenance of the University’s fitness center.


Offensive Line Coach

  • Routinely worked with the offensive line on blocking schemes and techniques.

  • Assisted the Head Coach on a weekly basis for game strategies.

  • Acted as a pro scout liaison for Regional Professional Scouts.

  • Responsible for the videotaping and preparation of films during and after games and practices.

Associate Assistant Professor

  • Instructed an upper level Strength and Conditioning class for the university’s graduating seniors.

  • Instructed classes of in both General Health and Fitness



The University of Minnesota   June 1997 – December 1998


Graduate Assistant Strength Coach

  • Assisted the Head Olympic Strength Coach in the implementation of 11 Olympic sport programs.

  • 1st Assistant to Head Football Strength Coach in the implementation of year- long strength programs.

  • Assisted with all other aspects of strength training deemed necessary by the Strength Coordinator.




National Athletic Awards, Honors, Activities:



Cal Dietz Coaching Mission Statement


My coaching career will begin with serving humanity in the profession the Lord has chosen for me. I will coach by example with the sole purpose of giving and teaching future generations the understanding of servant leadership skills and the guidance to understand what's right and wrong in the matters of humankind. I want to create a secure culture that fosters open-mindedness, learning, laughter, and teach the strive for excellence. In this environment, all persons will admit and quickly correct mistakes with evaluation of when and why those mistakes happened.I will be a good listener with an open mind and a willingness to share life lessons with other generations. I will never stop to grow, learn and seek enlightenment. I will only celebrate with the success of others and facility their path to greatness. I will take ownership to coach for the improvement of your future leaders and their effect on the betterment of humankind.


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