Strength and Conditioning Coach David Feeley Accompanying Mike Elko as Part of New Texas A&M Football Staff
Mike Elko has his first addition to his new Texas A&M football staff. While I just put out an article projecting who his on-field assistants may be, perhaps the biggest off-field staffer (apart from recruiting coordinator!) is the strength and conditioning coach. Several Texas A&M football fans have been pointing to this area as having been a bit lacking in previous years, so a possible change in leadership was welcome.
It appears that change in leadership is coming to fruition, as Carter Karels of GigEm247 is now reporting that Duke’s Director of Football Sports Performance David Feeley will be taking the same position at Texas A&M football. Feeley is one of the top coaches in this regard in the entire nation, and is very highly regarded by staffs around the country. Take a look at this video from FootballScoop on Feeley:
This is an exciting and promising start for Elko. This coheres well with what many Aggies have been hoping for out of this head man hire: a coach with a vision and ability to innovate, and bringing the top hires and names in all areas of the program. Obviously, it will be a bit longer before we know much about the on-field assistants, but I expect to hear something about interim coach Elijah Robinson perhaps as soon as today in the press conference. The biggest bugaboos under Jimbo were strength coach, offensive line coach, linebackers (though they looked far better this year), special teams coach (or lack thereof), and recruiting coordinator post-2022. Elko is off to a very strong (pun not intended) start in addressing those areas.