Rudy Thomas is in his third season at Marquette as a strength and conditioning coach.
Thomas designs, implements, and supervises year round periodized strength, speed, and conditioning programs for the Marquette women's basketball, men's soccer, men's tennis and golf teams.
Prior to his hiring at Marquette, Thomas served as a strength coach at the University of Iowa where he worked with women's and men's basketball, as well as Olympic sports. He was also was an assistant strength coach at Stanford University where worked with the men's and women's basketball and track and field teams, and served brief stints as a guest strength and conditioning coach Ohio State University and USF.
In addition to his experience in intercollegiate athletics, Thomas served as the director of strength and conditioning at The Columbus Academy where he designed, implemented and oversaw strength, speed and conditioning programs for all 18 Academy varsity sports. Thomas also served as the director for athletic development at the High Intensity Training Center in Worthington, Ohio.
Thomas earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a concentration in strength and conditioning in 2001.
He earned a masters' of science degree from Boise State University in exercise physiology in 2004. While at Boise State, he also served as a adjunct professor in the Department of Kinesiology as well as a volunteer strength and conditioning coach.