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Position:
Director of Performance Enhancement

Dwight Galt

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Dwight Galt enters his third season as Director of Performance Enhancement of the Vanderbilt football program.

A veteran strength coach of three decades, Galt joined James Franklin's staff before the 2011 campaign.

Vanderbilt football student-athletes have flourished under the strength and conditioning program instituted three years ago by Galt and his top assistants, Chuck Losey and Barry Gant.

The year-round program aimed at improving speed, agility, strength, and power throughout the Commodore roster has produced superb results. The 2012 squad held an impressive 191-129 scoring advantage over opponents after intermission. It marked the second consecutive season that Vanderbilt has vastly outscored foes in the second half.

Galt came to Vanderbilt from Maryland, where he worked with Franklin while conditioning some of the Terps' finest gridiron teams and players.

Many Galt pupils rank among the elite performers at the NFL Combine. At the 2013 combine, Vanderbilt's Zac Stacy ranked high among all running backs in several categories, including the broad jump, bench press and 20-yard shuttle. Later, at the team's Pro Day, several other Commodore seniors trained by Galt registered impressive agility and strength feats.

In past years, performances by a slew of Galt-trained athletes have amazed NFL scouts, such as tight end Vernon Davis, receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and cornerback Dominique Foxworth. Davis and Heyward- Bey rank among the Top 10 all-time performers at the combine: Davis posting the fastest 40-yard dash ever by a tight end (4.36) and Heyward-Bey running the fastest 40 (4.30) by a wideout in more than a decade.

Currently, nearly 40 former athletes trained by Galt are active in the National Football League.

Galt served as Director of Strength & Conditioning at Maryland for the last 17 of 27 years he spent with the football program. He assisted in the preparation of ACC championship football teams in 1984 and 1985, and also was the conditioning coach for the Terps' men's basketball program that featured phenom Len Bias.

After starting as a full-time strength coach with Maryland in 1989, Galt was named Maryland's Head Strength Coach in 1993, with responsibility for the physical preparation of 27 Terrapin varsity sports.

Both daughters played intercollegiate sports: Angie as a softball catcher at Brown University; Teri as an all-conference soccer defender at Frostburg State (Md.). Both sons played football at Maryland and remain active in collegiate athletics: Dwight IV is a strength coach at Penn State; Tommy is an offensive graduate assistant at South Carolina.

Galt and his wife, Janice, have been married for 34 years. They have four children: Angie, 30; Teri, 29; and 26-year-old twin sons, Dwight IV and Tommy.

Both daughters played intercollegiate sports: Angie as a softball catcher at Brown University; Teri as an all-conference soccer defender at Frostburg State (Md.). Both sons played football at Maryland and remain active in collegiate athletics: Dwight IV is a strength coach at Penn State; Tommy is an offensive graduate assistant at South Carolina.

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