Prior to joining the Pitt staff, Griswold spent three seasons as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Tulsa under Graham. Griswold's efforts were instrumental in helping Tulsa field one of the country's most explosive teams over the past decade. The highly conditioned Golden Hurricane averaged nearly 80 plays a game in 2010, ranking fifth nationally in total offense, sixth in scoring and 15th in rushing yards. Tulsa's mentally tough defense ranked third in turnovers forced.
Griswold had two stints at Tulsa (2004-06 and 2008-10) as Director of Strength and Conditioning. During thattime the Golden Hurricane earned four bowl berths and captured the 2005 Conference USA championship. In addition to working with the football team, he also had oversight of the entire strength and conditioning program for Tulsa athletics. He spent the 2007 season in Louisville as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cardinals.
Prior to Tulsa, Griswold spent five years as Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at his alma mater, UtahState. He oversaw the athletic development for 16 varsity sports and was directly responsible for designing the strength and conditioning programs for football, basketball and volleyball.
A former football student-athlete at USU, Griswold's career began as a graduate assistant coach for the Aggies before he was promoted to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator.
Griswold earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Utah State. He received a bachelor's degree in exercise science in 1996 and a masters of science degree in 1998.
During his two-plus decades at ASU, Wenner has worked with four NCAA Championship teams, 13 individual NCAA Champions, 19 Pac-10 team champions, 11 Pac-10 individual champions and All-Pac-10 first team selections and 158 All-Americans. Some of these teams include the 1997 Rose Bowl team, the 1988 and 1998 College Baseball World Series Championship game teams and the NCAA men and women's basketball Sweet Sixteen teams. Wenner has been married to wife Pauley for 17 years. He is currently working on his master's degree in Health and Wellness.
Chris Desrosiers - Chris enters his first year at Arizona State University as a Sports Performance Coaching Assistant where he assists with the Sun Devil football program and is personally responsible for the Swimming and Diving, Water Polo and Women's Golf Programs. Chris earned his undergraduate degree from Springfield College in Applied Exercise Science (2008). During his undergraduate term he interned with several schools throughout the northeast including the University of Maine, University of Massachusetts, College of the Holy Cross, and also spent time with the NFL's Buffalo Bills. He then moved on to become a graduate assistant at Florida State University where he earned a masters degree in Sports Administration (2010). While at Florida State, Chris worked with several teams including football, swimming and diving, track and field, baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball and golf. Chris then joined the Florida State Football strength staff for the 2010 season. Chris holds certifications with USA weightlifting and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Brett Nenaber- Brett enters his second year as a graduate assistant on the Sports Performance staff at Arizona State University. Brett earned his B.S. in Business and Communications from ASU (2007) where he was a member of the Sun Devil Football team for four seasons. After finishing his career at ASU, Brett spent two years on the Red Bull Race team where he was a pit crew member for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and Craftsman Truck series. Brett then returned to ASU as an intern (2010) before being promoted to graduate assistant. Brett assists with the Sun Devil football program, as well as, several Olympic sports teams including wrestling, swimming and diving, water polo and the gymnastic team. Brett is pursuing his masters in Exercise and Wellness and her certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Tony Ollison- Ollison comes to Arizona State University after spending the last eleven years with the Cowboys strength and conditioning department. He will work primarily with the Sun Devil football team. Prior to his time in Dallas, Ollison was the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Arkansas from 1998 until 2000. He started his career in the weight room as a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1993. He was a graduate assistant in the University of Tennessee weight room in 1994 before serving as the Volunteers assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1995-97 while finishing his masters in sports administration. Ollison played defensive tackle for Arkansas (1986-90), totaling 63 career tackles despite missing all but one game his senior season. He played on two Southwest Conference championship teams and four bowl games while earning his degree in communications.
Alex Boyd- Alex Boyd enters her first year at Arizona State University as a Sports Performance Coaching Assistant, overseeing the programs for the softball, volleyball, and men’s and women’s golf teams. Boyd arrives in Tempe after completing her Master’s Degree in Sport Management at Middle Tennessee State University where she served as a Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach. Previously, she worked as a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant at Eastern Illinois University as well as a Sport Performance intern at Stanford University. Earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Physiology at the University of Arizona, Boyd completed internships in both athletic training and strength and conditioning. She holds certifications through both the NSCA and CSCCa.
Whitney Branham - Whitney enters her first year with Arizona State University as a Sports Performance Coaching Assistant. She works exclusively with the women’s soccer, water polo, and tennis programs. Whitney earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at the University of Arkansas (2010). Continuing at the University of Arkansas, she then went straight into graduate work and received her Master’s in Exercise Science in May 2012. During her time at Arkansas, she worked as an intern in the Olympic sports strength and conditioning program during her time as an undergraduate student, as well as contributing to the nearby high school strength and conditioning program. Upon graduation, she was promoted to a Graduate Assistant position where she was solely responsible for the women’s soccer, cross country, and tennis programs, as well as assisting with baseball, women’s basketball, softball, and women’s volleyball. She currently holds a USA Weightlifting Level 1 certification and a coaching certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.