Jay Omer Staff Bio | Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Jay Omer

Years at BYU

2000-2014

Years Overall

1984-2014

Of Note

  • Retired from BYU in 2014 after a 43-year career that includes more than 30 years in college atheltics at six different universities
  • Served as BYU's head strength & conditioning coach for 14 seasons
  • Responsible for implementing and directing team weight training and conditioning programs for each of the university’s 21 intercollegiate sports
  • Came to BYU after spending eight seasons at Georgia Tech as the Director of Player Development, responsible for overseeing the strength and conditioning program for Tech’s 16-sport athletics program
  • Honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as the Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year for the Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Joined the Yellow Jacket staff in January 1993 after three years as the strength and conditioning coach at Washington State
  • Previously served as Director of Strength and Conditioning at East Carolina University from 1987-90
  • Also worked as an assistant strength coach at Tulane University from 1985-87 and as a graduate assistant at Auburn University from 1984-85
  • From 1976-84, was the head football coach and athletic director for the Duchesne School District in Roosevelt, Utah for Union High School

Playing Career

An all-conference offensive lineman for Snow College (1969)

Education

  • Auburn (1985, master's degree in education with an emphasis in exercise physiology and strength training)
  • Southern Utah (1972)
  • Orem HS (1967)

Hometown

Orem, Utah

Personal/Family

  • Married to the former Vicki Reynolds
  • Has two daughters and two sons
Jay Omer
 
Omer retired from BYU in 2014 after a 43-year career that includes more than 30 years in college athletics at six different universities. Omer served as BYU's head strength & conditioning coach for 14 seasons. At BYU, he implemented and directed all weight training and conditioning programs for Cougar football and also mentored strength and conditioning coaches working with the other sports at BYU. Omer came to BYU after spending eight seasons at Georgia Tech as the Director of Player Development, responsible for overseeing the strength and conditioning program for Tech’s 16-sport athletics program. In 1997, Omer was honored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as the Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year for the Atlantic Coast Conference. Omer joined the Yellow Jacket staff in January of 1993 after three years as the strength and conditioning coach at Washington State in Pullman, Wash. He previously served as Director of Strength and Conditioning at East Carolina University from 1987-90. Omer also worked as an assistant strength coach at Tulane University from 1985-87 and as a graduate assistant at Auburn University from 1984-85. From 1976-84, Omer was the head football coach and athletic director for the Duchesne School District in Roosevelt, Utah for Union High School.