Chris Ruf, M.S., CSCS, SCCC, USAWChris Ruf joined the Baylor Department of Athletic Performance in January 2008. He serves as Director of Football and additionally oversees the track and field/cross country programs, as well as organizing the Baylor Athletic Performance Clinic.
Prior to Baylor, Ruf served as Assistant Strength Coach at South Florida (USF). While at USF, Ruf also worked at Rich Lansky's OPTI as a strength coach and assisted with Team Florida Gulf Coast Weightlifting. Prior to USF, Ruf spent eight seasons at Iowa State University as an Assistant Strength Coach with their football program. During that time, ISU went to five bowl games and won the first two bowl games in school history.
Ruf received his Bachelors degree in health and physical education with an athletic training minor from Luther College where he played football. He received his Master's in exercise science from Iowa State in 2003. Ruf is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and USA Weightlifting.
Ruf and his wife Megan have two daughters, Madison and Abigail.
Chris Ruf - Director of Football