Rick Court is in his 13th year working in the area of strength and conditioning and he is in his second year as the associate director for football strength and conditioning at The Ohio State University. He was hired in January, 2012 by Mickey Marotti after spending the 2011-12 campaign as the football strength and conditioning coach at San Diego State University. Court, who has four years of experience running a strength and conditioning department, helped the Aztecs to an 8-5 record and a berth in the New Orleans Bowl in 2011.
Prior to his position at SDSU, Court was the director of football strength and conditioning for two years at the University of Toledo (2009 and 2010). During his final season at Toledo the Rockets went 8-5 on the gridiron and played in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl.
In 2008 Court capped a six-year tenure at Bowling Green State University as strength and conditioning coach. He was an assistant on the Falcon's staff for five years before being elevated to the head strength coach position.
Court is a Midwesterner, having grown up in Grosse Point Woods, Mich. He attended and played baseball at Michigan State University, lettering two years as a catcher for the Spartans and serving as a team captain in 2001. He interned for one year with the MSU strength and conditioning program while pursuing his degree and worked with three Spartan programs, including football. He also interned in strength training with the Detroit Tigers after graduating from MSU with his degree in kinesiology in 2002.
He then spent a year in the athletics department at Eastern Kentucky University, pursuing a master's degree in sports administration (2003).
Court and his wife Molly, who is from Greenville, Mich., have three small children: daughter, Alix; son, Cade; and daughter, Tatum.
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