Jeremy Cole is in his third season as head strength and conditioning coach with Rutgers football, helping the program win its first BIG EAST title in 2012. He previously served as a strength and conditioning assistant for the Scarlet Knights for four seasons.
Cole played a key part in developing seven Scarlet Knights who were drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft while another five players from the 2012 Big East Championship squad signed NFL free agent contracts.
Cole directs all aspects of the football team’s in-season and offseason training in addition to numerous other responsibilities.
Cole served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the University of North Carolina during the 2007 season. Primarily focusing on the Tar Heel football team, Cole helped train a UNC squad that scored conference wins over Miami (Fla.), Maryland and Duke.
Prior to his stint with the Tar Heels, Cole spent one season at the University of Kansas as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Jayhawk football team. The 2006 KU team reached six victories for only the third time in its prior 11 seasons, including a 39-20 rout of conference rival Kansas State.
Cole began as a personal trainer in the professional ranks, working for the National Football League’s Indianapolis Colts from 2005-06.
A four-year letterwinner at University of Findlay, he played safety for the Oilers in college. Cole was an all-conference selection, team captain and team MVP. He is the son of former Pittsburgh Steeler and two-time Super Bowl Champion Robin Cole.
A 2004 graduate of the University of Findlay, Cole is the proud father of his son, Jalyn.
THE COLE FILE
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Alma Mater: University of Findlay (Ohio), 2004