Brandon Howard is starting his second season at Texas Tech as an associate strength and conditioning coach for the Red Raider football program. Howard previously served one season at Ole Miss and as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Utah State from 2016–17. He worked as a graduate assistant for the Aggies during the 2007–08 seasons.
Howard was also the Director of Sports Performance at Southeastern Louisiana from 2012–16, where he worked with both the football and baseball programs. Southeastern claimed the Southland Conference football title and appeared in the FCS playoffs during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, while the baseball program claimed the Southland crown in both 2014 and 2015 en route to making two NCAA Regional trips.
Before that, Howard was the assistant director of sports performance for Georgia Southern, which won the Southern Conference title and appeared in the FCS playoffs in 2011. Prior to joining the coaching profession, Howard was a four-year letter winner and starting long snapper at East Carolina University from 2001–04. He later served as a strength and conditioning intern with the Pirates from 2005–06 following the completion of his playing career.
Howard earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from East Carolina in 2005 and then his master’s in health and human movement from Utah State in 2009. He holds certifications through the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (NSCA) as well as USA Weightlifting. He also is certified as a Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist, Level One Certified in Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR), Precision Nutrition Certified, and a Certified Running Mechanics Professional.