Bennie Wylie graduated from Sam Houston State in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology, after earning four letters in football as a running back. He got his start in strength and conditioning as a graduate assistant, and was named the Bearkats’ interim head strength and conditioning coach that same year.
Bennie is no stranger to Oklahoma, as his mentor, Joe Juraszek, was OU’s head strength and conditioning coach before being hired by Barry Switzer and the Dallas Cowboys. Juraszek then hired Wylie as a Cowboys assistant strength and conditioning coach, and he served in that capacity until 2002, helping to rehabilitate injured players.
The majority of his collegiate strength and conditioning experience came at Texas Tech, where he served as head strength and conditioning coach from the 2003 through the 2009 seasons. The Red Raiders competed in bowl games in all seven seasons and won five of those contests. Wylie spent the 2010 season at Tennessee, and then moved on to Texas for the next three years. The Longhorns competed in bowl games all three seasons, winning the Holiday Bowl in the 2011 season and the Alamo Bowl in the 2012 campaign.
Certified by the Titleist Performance Institute and USA Weightlifting, Bennie was named a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2012. The organization’s highest honor, it represents professionalism, knowledge, experience, expertise, and longevity in the field.
Earning the reputation as one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in the country, Bennie Wylie was announced as the Oklahoma’s Director of Sports Performance for Football on January 16, 2018.