Champions of The Round Table

Scott Cochran

Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach

The booming voice you hear leading a pre-practice stretch or encouraging a Crimson Tide player to fi nish a workout session strong is that of Head Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Scott Cochran. The high-energy coach joined the Alabama staff in 2007 after spending three seasons with the New Orleans Hornets as an assistant strength coach. His duties with the Hornets included assisting with the exercise and strength conditioning programs to help players achieve and maintain optimal fi tness throughout the NBA season.

"Coach Cochran is one of the most spirited coaches I have ever been around," said UA senior captain Antoine Caldwell. "He makes you want to show up and work every day, and push yourself even harder than the day before."

Prior to joining the Hornets staff, Cochran worked for his alma mater, Louisiana State, as an assistant strength coach for the 2003 National Champion Tiger football team. Cochran returned to LSU after starting his career in the strength and conditioning fi eld at University Laboratory High School in Baton Rouge, La. He held that position from 1998-2001 and then went back to LSU as a graduate assistant for all sports from 2001-03. He was then hired on to the fulltime staff for the 2003-04 season.

A native of New Orleans, Cochran received a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from LSU in 2001 and added a master's degree in sports management from LSU in 2003. Cochran was born on March 21, 1979, and is married to the former Cissy Schepens. They have a son, Beau.