Coach Eldon Brough currently holds the position of Associate Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at UC Davis(Division 1), where he has primary responsibility for the defending Big West Conference champion men’s basketball team, to go along with several other Olympic sports.
From December 2012 – July 2015, Brough worked in the Salt Lake City area as a private strength & conditioning/sports performance coach with athletes and teams from a variety of sports and levels of competition from middle school to professional, including more than half a dozen NFL players. Along with his private training, he returned to work as the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Westminster College in the fall of 2013 for the next 2 school years, and was also part of the Real Salt Lake Strength & Conditioning Coaching Staff as an Assistant for the 2014 season.
Brough worked from June 2012 until December of the same years as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach at the University of Detroit Mercy, an NCAA Division 1 member of the Horizon League. While there he was in charge of strength & conditioning programs for the men’s lacrosse, softball, men’s and women’s track & field and cross country programs, while also assisting with other sports such as men’s basketball and women’s soccer.
Prior to Detroit, Brough held the position of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah, a position he held for the 2010-11 and 2011-12 school years. Dixie State is a division 2 school that competes in the Pac West Conference in 12 different sports including: football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball and softball, volleyball, women’s tennis, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s golf. Men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and softball all won conference championships during the 2010-11 season. During the 2011-12 season the men’s basketball and softball teams repeated as conference champions, and the men’s soccer team finished with the best record in the program’s history.
Before coming to Dixie State, Brough worked as the first ever strength & conditioning coach at Westminster College, an NAIA school in Salt Lake City, Utah, during the 2009-10 school year. While at Westminster, he worked with 15 of the school’s athletic teams: men’s & women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, men’s & women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, men’s & women’s cross country and track & field, men’s & women’s skiing, men’s & women’s golf and men’s & women’s snowboarding.
Brough got his start in strength & conditioning at the University of Utah, where he worked as a student assistant from June of 2008 through August of 2010. While at Utah, he worked primarily with the nationally ranked football team, and also assisted with women’s soccer and men’s basketball programs. During his time there, the football team finished ranked #2 with a 13-0 record in 2008 and ranked #18 with a 10-3 record in 2009. He was able to work with more than two dozen future NFL players. He also had the opportunity to work alongside many great coaches while there who were willing to teach him and give him enough responsibility to jumpstart his development as a strength & conditioning coach.
Brough also held the position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach at West High School in Salt Lake City for the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In his first season at West, the team finished with over a .500 record for the first time since 2001. In his second and final season, the team finished 2nd in region and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs for the first time since the 1980’s. Other high school coaching experience came with the men’s soccer team at Grantsville High School (2009), the football team at Maple Mountain High School (2009), and the men’s soccer team at Rowland Hall High School (2008).
Brough is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he received his BS in exercise and sports science. He is also CSCS certified through the National Strength & Conditioning Association, and is Certified in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. He resides with his wife and 3 kids in Vacaville, California. Coach Brough loves interacting with and learning from other strength coaches, and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
http://www.ucdavisaggies.com – UC Davis Athletics Website
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIX7I_qo2vI – UC Davis Basketball Summer 2015 Highlights
http://www.rsl.com/ – Real Salt Lake Website
http://www.detroittitans.com/ – University of Detroit Mercy Athletics Website http://www.dixieathletics.com/ – Dixie State University’s Athletics Website
http://www.westminstergriffins.com/ – Westminster College Athletics Website
http://utahutes.com/ – University of Utah Athletics Website http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYmC0VTzMqw – Video with Doug Elisaia, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for the University of Utah, talking about the priorities and design of their in-season football workouts.
http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/50460075-77/team-west-season-soccer.html.csp – Article about the West High School Women’s Soccer 2010 season.