Jim Snider is in his second stint at Wisconsin, this time working with the UW hockey programs, women's soccer, men's tennis and assisting with Badger football. Previously, Snider spent three seasons at Wisconsin as assistant strength and conditioning coach after serving a year long internship with the department. His primary responsibilities were men's and women's soccer, tennis, and crew, while also assisting with football.
Snider spent his year before rejoining the Badgers as assistant director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Minnesota. At Minnesota, Snider was responsible for the administration and development of athletic enhancement programs for men's basketball, men's hockey, baseball and track and field, while managing full-time and intern personnel.
Snider originally came to Wisconsin for his internship from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse were he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science with an emphasis in Strength and Conditioning and also a degree in Sports Management in 2001. While at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Snider worked for three years with Football, Basketball, Baseball, Women's Soccer, Men's Tennis and Gymnastics.
Snider is a member of several organizations including the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCC), and USA Weightlifting. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, Level II Senior Coach through USA Weightlifting, and also a certified and active referee through USA Weightlifting.
Snider is married to his wife, Jenna, and resides in McFarland, Wis.