Florida Gators bring Nick Savage on head strength coach

Dan Mullen will bring Nick Savage to run the Florida Gators football strength and conditioning program.

Savage spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons as the Bulldogs’ assistant strength and conditioning coach before assuming the head role after Rick Court left Mississippi State for Maryland.

Savage, 28, is a native of Youngstown, Ohio and earned his undergraduate degree in exercise science from Youngstown State. He earned a masters in recreation administration from Toledo in 2016. Savage began his career interning at Bowling Green from January 2013- May 2013 and then went to Ohio State from May 2013 to January 14, where he worked with Mickey Marotti, who was the strength and conditioning coach at Florida when Urban Meyer and Dan Mullen coached at UF.

Savage will take over the role as head strength and conditioning coach that was previously held by Mike Kent.

Here is a video of Savage mic’d up running Mississippi State players through a workout.

Coaching Experience
2017-Present: Florida (Director of Football Strength and Conditioning)
2016-2017: Mississippi State (Head Strength Coach)
2014-15: Mississippi State (Assistant Strength Coach)
2014: Toledo (Graduate Assistant Strength Coach)
2013-14: Ohio State (Strength Intern)
2013: Bowling Green (Strength Intern)

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC