A longtime NBA strength and conditioning coach, Bob Medina is in his third year at Santa Clara as the assistant athletic director for sports performance.
Medina, who was hired in April 2016, spent the previous three seasons at BYU as the strength and conditioning coach where he worked with men’s basketball.
Before going to BYU, Medina spent more than two decades working in the NBA as a strength coach. From 1997-2013, he was the Portland Trailblazers strength and conditioning coach.
With Portland he managed and coordinated comprehensive and individualized inseason and offseason programs. He also worked with the medical staff to prevent injury and speed recovery time.
From 1992-97, Media was with the Seattle Supersonics in the same role.
During his time in the pro ranks, Media was a member of the NBA All-Star staff three times.
Medina worked for legendary coach Jerry Tarkanian at UNLV from 1985-92. He was on staff for three Final Four appearances and one National Championship.
He is a member for the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the National Association of Speed and Explosions. He also has his Functional Movement Screening Certification and CES/PES Certification.
Medina graduated from UNLV in 1988 with a bachelor of science degree in athletic training.
He and his wife, LeeAnn, have four children.