Chad Dennis begins his fifth season at the University of Houston as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Dennis arrived in Houston after spending the 2005 season at the University of Connecticut as an assistant strength and conditioning coordinator.
Prior to UConn, Dennis spent three years in a similar capacity at Texas A&M. Dennis worked with the Aggies' football and men's and women's basketball teams while also overseeing the three-time national champion A&M equestrian team. While at A&M, Dennis worked closely with Larry Jackson; the Cougars new strength and conditioning coach.
Before arriving in College Station, Dennis worked at Westfield High School in Spring, Texas where he served as an assistant football coach and directed the team's strength and conditioning program. Dennis spent two years prior to that appointment working as a physical therapy technician at several occupational health care facilities.
A native of Baytown, Texas, Dennis graduated from the University of Texas in 1993, with a Bachelor's in kinesiology. He earned a Master's in kinesiology from Texas A&M in 2005. Dennis is certified by both the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and College Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCCA). While an undergraduate. While an undergraduate at UT, Dennis was a member of the football team. He played tight end for his first two seasons but, hampered by injuries, spent his final two seasons in Austin working as a s student assistant strength and conditioning coach.
Dennis and his wife, Melynda, have a nine-year old son, Coleman.