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Calvin Dietz
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  • University of Minnesota
    Strength Coach, present
  • xlathlete.com
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Cal Dietz has been the Head Olympic Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. Since Dietz’s return to Minnesota he has developed the Strength and Conditioning Programs and over seen the daily progress in Men’s Hockey from 2000-present, Men’s’ Basketball from 2004-2010, Women’s Hockey from 2003-present, Men’s Golf from 2000-present, Women’s Golf from 2006-present Men’s Swimming from 2000-Present, Track and Field from 2000-present, Baseball from 2000-2007, 2010 -present, and Wrestling from 2000 to 2004. During his tenure, Dietz has trained: a Hobey Baker Award winner, two Big Ten Athletes of the Year, athletes that have achieved 400 All-American honors, 30 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams and  10 NCAA Team Champions, and 13 teams finish in the top four in the nation. He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, and Professional Boxing.

Also, during his time at the university help founded and chairs the Sport Biomechanics Interest Group with its purpose to explore the physiological and biomechanical aspects of advanced human performance encompassing the various aspects of kinesiology, biomechanics, neuro-mechanics and physics. This will be achieved by utilizing extensive research theories and applied knowledge in the multi-disciplinary field of human performance. Utilizing through a collaborative effort which involving numerous professional perspectives from diverse areas of academia such also include professionals from Mechanical engineering, Biomechanical Engineering, Orthopedics, and Physiology. Dietz is also a member of the Gender Equity Committee at the University of Minnesota and currently represents the University as a member of the Big Ten committee to develop performance enhancing policy for anabolic and ergogenic aids.


During his time at the university, Dietz has given numerous lectures around the country, as well as publish several scientific articles and dozens articles on training. Most recently, Dietz co-authored the the top selling book, Triphasic Training:  A systematic approach to elite speed and explosive strength performance.

Prior to returning to Minnesota, Dietz was the strength coordinator at The University of Findlay, overseeing 26 men’s and women’s sports, in addition to coordinating the university’s fitness center, coaching the offensive line with the football program and teaching strength and conditioning classes. He is no stranger to Minnesota athletics after serving as a graduate assistant strength coach while pursuing his graduate degree. During this time Dietz was the first assistant to football and assisted with a Majority of Olympic Sports.

The Shelby, Ohio, native earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from the University of Findlay in 1996 and his master’s degree from Minnesota in kinesiology in May, 2000. During his athletic career at the University of Findlay Dietz won three National team championships, two in football and one in wrestling. Highlights of his career was earning 2 All-American honors in Football and winning the NAIA National Duals MVP in wrestling. In 1995 he received the NAIA College Sports Magazine Athlete of the year and was inducted into the University’s of Findlay’s Hall of Fame in 2005. Cal was also inducted into Hancock county Sports Hall of Fame in 2013 and Honored by Mid-States Football Association all-time team in 2013

Dietz married Karyn Bye, a member of the U.S. Olympic Women’s Hockey Team which captured the gold medal in 1998 and silver medal in 2002. The couple resides in Hudson, Wis., with their daughter, Tatum and son Brody. Cal also contributes and writes articles for
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Major Speaking & Publications:


  • Speaker at 2001 MN State NSCA Clinic

  • Published/Posted Dr. Fred Hatfield Website 2001

  • Speaker at 2001 Ohio State Track Clinic, Columbus, OH

  • Speaker at 2002 MN State NSCA Clinic

  • Published in Hockey Mom’s Magazine July 2003

  • Speaker at 2003 MN State NSCA Clinic

  • Keynote Speaker at 2004 MN State NSCA Clinic

  • Speaker at 2005 MN State NSCA Clinic

  • Speaker at 2006 MN State NSCA Clinic

  • Speaker at 2006 Frappier Acceleration Corporate Clinic

  • Speaker at the 2006 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition on Biomechanics and Injury Considerations

  • Speaker at 2007 MN State NSCA Winter Clinic

  • Published in Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research - Acute Effects of Elastic Bands During the Free-Weight Barbell Back Squat Exercise on Velocity, Power, and Force Production, 2008

  • Speaker at 2008 NSCA Regional Clinic

  • Speaker at 2008 Frank Glazier Clinics in Dayton, Cincinnati, Toledo 12 presentations

  • Speaker at 2008 MN State NSCA Winter Clinic

  • Published in Strength and Conditioning Journal - Training Explosiveness: Weightlifting and Beyond, 2008

  • Speaker at 2009 Frank Glazier Clinics in Dayton, Cleveland, Minneapolis – 12 Presentations

  • Speaker at 2009 Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches Clinic – 3 Presentations

  • Speaker at 2009  U.S All- Starr Track & Field/Cross Country Coaches Clinic – 2 Presentations

  • Question and Answer on Elite Fitness Website 2009

  • Published in Stack Magazine – Flexibility article for Swimming 2009

  • Keynote Speaker at 2010 Iowa NSCA  State Conference

  • Speaker at 2010 Eleiko Strength Summit at Poliquin Performance Center

  • Speaker at 2010 Central Virginia’s Sports Performance Clinics

  • Speaker at 2010 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association

  • Speaker at 2010 Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association Annual Meetings

  • Speaker at 2011 U.S. Youth Soccer Workshop Louisville Kentucky

  • Keynote Speaker At 2011 Sioux Falls South Dakota Strength Clinic

  • Speaker at 2011 Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar

  • Speaker at 2011 Boston Sports Medical Group Conference

  • 2012 Published the Book - Triphasic Training : A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance

  • Speaker at 2012 IMG Academy Symposium

  • Speaker at 2012 Central Virginia Sports Performance Seminar

  • Speaker at 2012 University of Findlay Symposium for Scholarship and Creativity

  • Speaker at 2012 Boston Sports Medical Group Conference

  • Speaker at 2012 NSCA Headquarters Coaching Symposium

  • Speaker at 2013 University of Wisconsin RF Coaches Clinic

  • Speaker at 2013 University of Hawaii coaches clinic

  • Speaker at 2013 University of Minnesota 1st annual coaches clinic

  • Speaker at 2013 Pennsylvania State Clinic

  • speaker at 2013 Woodway Clinic

  • Published 2013 Aerobic Capacity is Associated with Improved Repeated Shift Performance in College Hockey Players - Peterson, Baker, Snyder, Fitzgerald, Dietz, Ziegler




National Awards, Honors, Activities:


  • College Sports Magazine “NAIA 1995 National Male Athlete of the Year ”

  • 2x National Champion in Football `92 `95 Team Captain

  • National Champions in Wrestling `95

  • NAIA Football All-American, `94, `95

  • Inducted into the University of Findlay’s Hall of Fame ’05

  • Inducted into Hancock County Sports Hall of Fame ‘13

  • Honored by Mid-States Football Association all-time team ‘13
Education
  • University of Minnesota
    present
  • University of Findlay, BS
  • University of Minnesota, Med
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