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Chris Ruf

Chris  Ruf

Director of Athletic Performance

Alma Mater:
Luther College, 1999

Chris joined the Baylor Department of Athletic Performance in January 2008. He serves as Director of Athletic Performance and additionally oversees the track and field program, as well as organizing the Baylor Athletic Performance Clinic.

Prior to Baylor, Ruf served as an Assistant Strength Coach at South Florida (USF). While at USF, Ruf also worked at Rich Lansky\'s OPTI as a strength coach and assisted with Team Florida Gulf Coast Weightlifting. Prior to USF, Ruf spent eight seasons at Iowa State University as an Assistant Strength Coach with their football program. During that time, ISU went to five bowl games and won the first two bowl games in school history.

Ruf received Bachelor\'s degrees in health and physical education with an athletic training minor from Luther College where he played football. He received his Master\'s in exercise science from Iowa State in 2003. Ruf is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and USA Weightlifting. In the Spring of 2016 Ruf became a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC).

Ruf and his wife Megan have two daughters, Madison and Abigail.

What year did you start working at Baylor Athletics?

Where is your hometown?
Hartley, Iowa

Best part of the job:
Getting to work alongside the tremendous young men and women here.

Favorite quote:
"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."

More about Chris:
Wife - Megan; Daughters - Madison (9) & Abigail (6)

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