Football Coaching Staff
Bennie Wylie
Director of Sports Performance
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Sports Performance
Hometown: Mexia, Texas
Alma Mater: Sam Houston State
Graduating Year: 1999

• Announced as Oklahoma’s director of sports performance for football on Jan. 16, 2018.

• Earning the reputation as one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the country, Wylie joined the Sooners after stops as the football head strength and conditioning coach at Texas, Tennessee and Texas Tech.

• He most recently served as director of performance at The Performance Lab, a private group-training strength and fitness center in Abilene, Texas. He has also recently provided training and obstacle fitness to United States military as a staff member of Alpha Warrior.

• Spent three years (2011-13) as strength and conditioning head coach for football at Texas under head coach Mack Brown. The Longhorns competed in bowl games all three seasons, winning the Holiday Bowl in the 2011 season and the Alamo Bowl in the 2012 campaign.

• Wylie spent the 2010 season at Tennessee, also as strength and conditioning head coach for football. The Volunteers, coached by Derek Dooley, participated in the Music City Bowl.

• The majority of his collegiate strength and conditioning experience came at Texas Tech, where he served as head strength and conditioning coach from the 2003 through the 2009 seasons under head coach Mike Leach. The Red Raiders competed in bowl games in all seven seasons and won five of those contests.

• Wylie is extremely familiar with current Oklahoma coaching staff members Lincoln Riley, Ruffin McNeill, Bill Bedenbaugh and Dennis Simmons from when they worked together at Texas Tech.

• Wylie is no stranger to Oklahoma, as his mentor, Joe Juraszek, was OU’s head strength and conditioning coach from 1993 to 1997 before being hired by Barry Switzer and the Dallas Cowboys. Juraszek then hired Wylie as a Cowboys assistant strength and conditioning coach in 1999, and he served in that capacity until 2002, helping rehabilitate injured players.

• While working with the Cowboys, Wylie also spent the spring seasons heading the strength and conditioning program for the Dallas Desperados arena football team.

• Certified by the Titleist Performance Institute and USA Weightlifting, Wylie was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2012. The organization’s highest honor, it represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise and longevity in the field.

• He got his start in strength and conditioning as a graduate assistant at Sam Houston State in 1999, and was named the Bearkats’ interim head strength and conditioning coach that same year.

Accomplishments as a Player
• Graduated from Sam Houston State in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology after earning four letters in football as a running back (1994-97). He was a football team captain in 1997, the same year he earned second-team All-Southland Conference honors.

• Also participated on the Sam Houston State track and field team for three years.