NIU coach Dave Doeren, CMU coach Dan Enos and NIU players
Doeren, Evans, Progar and Schepler discuss the MAC opener against
Huskie defense allows just 70 yards while recording seven sacks and three turnovers
Highlights from the Huskies historic game
Players and coach Rod Carey visit children at Baptist Children Hospital
Behind the scenes look at the new uniforms
Lots of sand, lots of food and jet skis.
The Huskies arrive in Miami
Brad Ohrt begins his 16th season in college football, and second at Northern Illinois, as Director of Sports Performance.
Named to the position on December 21, 2010, Ohrt came to NIU after three seasons at Western Carolina, where he was director of strength and conditioning from 2008-10.
Ohrt spent the 2007 football season on the strength staff of the Miami Dolphins and previously served as head strength coach at Western Kentucky (2005-07) and Louisiana-Lafayette (2002-05).
Ohrt and Doeren were both at the University of Southern California in the late 1990s as Ohrt was an assistant strength coach at USC from 1998-2001, working primarily with the Trojan men's and women's basketball teams in addition to assisting with the USC football program.
Ohrt spent 2001-02 on staff at Western Carolina where he helped develop the WCU men's and women's basketball, football and baseball teams as well as seven other programs. He first encountered NIU Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeff Compher during his time with the Catamounts.
At ULL, Ohrt was responsible for developing and implementing programs for almost all of the Ragin' Cajuns athletic programs, including football, men's basketball and baseball, while his duties at Western Kentucky included overseeing the entire strength and conditioning operation while working directly with the Hilltopper football program.
Ohrt's first head strength and conditioning coaching position was at Wingate University in 1997-98 after earning his master's degree from Kansas in 1997, where he was a graduate assistant strength coach for the Jayhawks.
The New Ulm, Minn. native was an All-American offensive lineman at Appalachian State in 1994 and earned All-Southern Conference honors his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he was named a first team Football Championship Subdivision All-American by The Sports Network and Don Hansen's Football Gazette, and was named a third-team All-American by the Associated Press. He was a three-year letterwinner for the Mountaineers before earning his bachelor's degree in exercise science.
Ohrt is a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).
Ohrt and his wife Ashley welcomed their first child, son Carson, this summer.
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