Another Badger football coach goes to Arkansas

Strength coach Ben Herbert also joins Bielema

Published On: Dec 18 2012 05:03:07 PM CST
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -

Ben Herbert has been selected as Arkansas' head strength and conditioning coach, head football coach Bret Bielema announced Tuesday.

"Ben Herbert has transformed countless student-athletes and his system has become known by those on the next level for producing individuals with toughness and an incredible work ethic," Coach Bielema said.

"He has a strong background in what we want out of our strength and conditioning program, and he has shown a great ability to produce results with energy and passion.

He is focused on details and consistency and is always thinking outside the box to come up with new, improved ways to make our student-athletes better. He oversees a comprehensive plan that extends beyond the weight room, and our student-athletes will benefit from his instruction."

Herbert joins the Razorbacks after spending the previous 11 seasons working in strength and conditioning at Wisconsin, including the last four as head strength and conditioning coach. He started his career as an intern during the 2002 season following his playing days at Wisconsin and was promoted to assistant strength and conditioning coach in 2003.

He was involved in all aspects of sports conditioning for the football team during his time with the Badgers.

In his 15 total seasons at Wisconsin, he was part of 14 bowl appearances and five Big Ten championships.

The Badgers claimed three straight Big Ten titles and became the first Big Ten team to appear in three straight Rose Bowls since Michigan following the 1976-78 seasons by making the trip to Pasadena following the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons.