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John Dettmann, Director of Strength and Conditioning

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John Dettmann was named the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Department of Athletics in 2009. He oversees the strength and conditioning programs and facilities for all Badger athletic teams. Prior to this move, he served as the head football strength coach for the Wisconsin football team for 20 years.

During his tenure, the Badgers played in 13 bowl games and won three Big Ten titles along with three Rose Bowl Championships. John has also been the driving force behind the development and oversight of a department wide Performance Nutrition program for all student-athletes.

Prior to coming to Wisconsin, Dettmann worked in administration at the Houston (1984-86) and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., (1988-89) YMCAs. Dettmann earned his B.S. degree in corporate fitness from UW-Oshkosh.

At UW-Oshkosh, Dettmann was an honorable mention All-American, team MVP and athlete of the year as a senior wide receiver. He signed a free agent contact with the Green Bay Packers in 1982. He was inducted into the UW-Oshkosh Athletic Hall of Fame in 1993.

Dettmann and his wife, Janet, have one daughter, Jordan.

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