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John Lott
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator
College:
North Texas
Hometown:
Denton, TX
Experience:
14

Biography

John Lott, a 17-year NFL assistant, enters his seventh season in charge of the Cardinals strength and conditioning program and first as strength and conditioning coordinator after he was promoted on 2/5/13. He was originally hired by Arizona as the team’s strength and conditioning coach on 1/19/07.

John Lott, a 17-year NFL assistant, enters his seventh season in charge of the Cardinals strength and conditioning program and first as strength and conditioning coordinator after he was promoted on 2/5/13. He was originally hired by Arizona as the team’s strength and conditioning coach on 1/19/07.

Prior to joining the Cardinals, Lott previously was the strength and conditioning coach with the Cleveland Browns (2005-06) and New York Jets (1997-2004). 

A native of Denton, TX, Lott has earned a reputation as one of the NFL’s most demanding strength and conditioning coaches, consistently challenging the players with off-the-field preparation both during the season and off-season. A frequent contributor at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, Lott was recognized in February of 2009 at the combine as the Cybex Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society. He was also honored as the 2001 Powermag All-NFL Team Top Strength Coach by Power Magazine.

During his first season in Arizona in 2007, Lott was responsible for overseeing the redesign of the team’s weight room. The weight room was completely made over during a six-week span at the cost of several hundred thousand dollars to update equipment and the overall look.

Lott’s programs stress Olympic movements, as well as strength and speed development, and he has also devised strict individual in-season programs to help the players increase their overall stamina and endurance.

He originally joined the Jets in 1997 after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at the University of Houston for six years (1991-96) where he supervised the strength and conditioning program for all 14 varsity sports with a primary focus on football, men’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field and the nationally ranked men’s golf team. During his tenure at Houston, Lott designed and oversaw the construction of a state-of-the-art 17,000-square foot weight room (the largest in the country at the time of its completion).

Prior to his work at Houston, Lott served two years (1989-90) in the same capacity at his alma mater, the University of North Texas, overseeing all 11 varsity sports programs as the school’s first strength coach. Lott has a strong track background, having worked as the strength and conditioning coach of the Santa Monica Track Club and trained Olympic gold medalists Carl Lewis, Leroy Burrell, and Mike Marsh. Lott also worked with the 1992 and 1996 Indonesian National track teams, as well as with select members of the Japanese National track team in preparation for the Olympics in 1992 and 1996.  Overall, the athletes he tutored garnered six world records and 12 Olympic medals.

He played for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1987 under head coach Chuck Noll and went to training camp with the New York Jets in 1988. Lott was a standout offensive lineman at North Texas where he earned four varsity letters and was named All-Conference twice and All-America his senior year. He was twice voted "Most Dedicated" and was a two-time team captain by his teammates and graduated as the strongest man in school history. 

Lott earned his bachelor’s degree in Corporate Fitness in 1988 with minors in Biology and Kinesiology and later earned his master's in Physical Education from Crescent City Christian College in 1990. He served as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas in 1988.  He also appeared in a minor role in the film Necessary Roughness, which was shot on the North Texas campus.

Lott and his wife Kim have a son, Jasper Ryan, and a daughter, Kaitlyn Grace.

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