Ryan Deatrick was named the football strength and conditioning coach in January of 2019.
Deatrick came to Sacramento State from the University of Houston where he was the assistant director for football sports performance and the director for baseball sports performance since March of 2015. Along with overseeing the daily year-around program, he directed position-specific training programs for the quarterbacks and linebackers. Deatrick also created and led all pre-activity preparation protocols and assisted in monitoring sport science programs including Catapult GPS units, hydration testing, tendo units, and high-speed treadmill training. He also created, monitored, planned meals, and designed specific training sessions for weight-gain athletes, assisted in the long-term rehabilitation of post-surgery athletes with both upper and lower body injuries and created year-round training programs for the baseball. While with the Cougars, the football team won the American Athletic Conference title in 2015 and also played in four bowl games. The baseball program took home the AAC regular season title in 2017 and 2018 and competed in the NCAA Tournament.
Prior to joining the staff at UH, Deatrick was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at South Dakota for one year. While at USD, he implemented and monitored speed, strength and conditioning programs for football, men’s basketball and softball. Deatrick monitored and designed a systematic road-trip recovery protocol for the men’s basketball program, including the purchase of six pairs of Revitapump recovery boots, an inflatable cold tub, year-round post-practice ready-to-drink protein shakes and the implementation of the program’s between-meals snack system.
Deatrick was named to South Dakota’s full-time staff after one year as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. During his graduate assistant season, Deatrick implemented and monitored speed, strength, and conditioning programs for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, softball, and men’s and women’s golf.
Deatrick spent the spring semester of 2014 serving as an intern with Iowa State’s football strength and conditioning staff where he managed the daily operations and maintenance of the weight room.
Deatrick also served an internship with Waukee Senior High School strength and conditioning after playing football at Southwest Baptist University and Simpson College.