Assistant Director, Strength
Team's first scrimmage expected to come in Saturday session
Tyler Clarke enters his third year at Vanderbilt, serving as assistant director of strength and conditioning under Head Strength Coach James Dobson.
Clarke assists Dobson with all aspects of the Commodore strength and conditioning program for football, including winter conditioning, summer workouts and in-season training.
Clarke comes to the Vanderbilt program after serving seven seasons as an assistant strength coach for the University of Nebraska football program in 2014.
Prior to joining Nebraska, Clarke spent three seasons as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Iowa. Previously, Clarke served as a student assistant with the Hawkeye strength and conditioning staff while working toward his degree.
He earned his bachelor's in health and sports studies from Iowa in 2005 and his master's in administration from Central Michigan in 2008. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Clarke is also certified in CPR through the American Red Cross.
A native of Ames, Iowa, Tyler and his wife, Oxana, are the parents of an 1-year-old son, Aleksandr.