David Wood
David Wood
Title: Strength and Conditioning Coach
Organization: Cal Poly
City: San Luis Obispo
State: Calif.

David Wood
Strength and Conditioning Coach • Fourth Year • Cal Poly '05

David Wood was named head strength and conditioning coach at Cal Poly in July 2009. An assistant strength and conditioning coach for seven months prior to his promotion, Wood’s primary focus is the implementation of strength, speed, agility and conditioning programs for all 20 intercollegiate sports.

Prior to rejoining the Cal Poly family, Wood was at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant while working on his master’s. While at UAB, his primary responsibilities were overseeing the strength and conditioning program for the men’s and women’s tennis teams. He also worked with the development and implementation of programs for football, softball, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball.  

Wood spent a year with Velocity Sports Performance, training professional and collegiate athletes with a direct focus on baseball, soccer, football, volleyball and basketball. During his time with the private company, he utilized the Dart Fish computer analysis software to teach Olympic and power lifts, acceleration, deceleration, maximum velocity and multi-direction movement mechanics.

He also spent time with UCLA as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach working with football, men’s water polo, women’s soccer and both men’s and women’s volleyball, and was an intern at Cal Poly under former Mustang strength and conditioning coach Chris Holder in 2005.

Wood is “Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified” through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He earned his undergraduate degree at Cal Poly in kinesiology in 2005 and added his master’s in exercise physiology from Alabama, Birmingham, in 2009.