Ryan Bracius joined the UW-Whitewater strength and conditioning staff in 2013. Prior to coming to Whitewater, Bracius trained some of the top high school area prospects, NFL players, and Division I athletes in a brief stint at Dr. Mark Turner’s Injury Armored in Aurora, Illinois.
Bracius began his career in strength and conditioning as the site director for Acceleration Naperville. From there, he accepted a position as the strength and conditioning assistant coach of football for Iowa State University. He then attended graduate school at Northern Illinois, where he served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach for football including the first-year power players, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s cross country, track and field, and volleyball.
In 2010, Bracius headed to Rockford University as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for football. From 2011-2012, he was the Director of Athletic Development for a variety of sports at Fit2Live-Athletic Development and a volunteer strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at the University of Iowa. Bracius is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and USA Weightlifting sports performance coach.