Scott Hettenbach embarks on his 18th full season as strength and conditioning coach for the Badger basketball program in 2010-11 and his 19th year overall at the UW.
In the summer of 2007, Hettenbach was promoted to Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning. In his current role, he oversees the performance training programs for all 22 Olympic sports along with supervision of the assistant strength coaches assigned to those athletes, facility scheduling, staff training and the student internship curriculum.
A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), he has worked with 15 different sports during his tenure at the UW, and along with men's basketball, currently directs the performance programs for swimming and diving, and golf. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). A frequent presenter at basketball camps and clinics, Hettenbach has trained numerous professional, Olympic, NFL, NBA and NHL athletes.
Prior to coming to the UW, Hettenbach coached four sports at Brookfield (Wis.) Central High School. Under his direction, the boys' track team won three conference titles and he was named Woodland Conference Coach of the Year in 1993.
Hettenbach received his bachelor of science degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse while also competing in the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles on the track team for three seasons. He also earned his master's degree from UW-La Crosse in exercise science and sport administration.
Hettenbach resides in Madison with his wife, JoDeen, son Scott and daughter Katie.