New Missouri head football coach Eliah Drinkwitz officially added another piece to his staff the day after Christmas.
Drinkwitz announced Thursday he has hired Zac Woodfin as the Tigers’ director of athletic performance. Woodfin, who spent the past three years in a similar position at Kansas, will oversee daily strength and conditioning.
"Zac brings energy, expertise and toughness to Mizzou," Drinkwitz said in a statement. "He's played and developed players at the highest level, and we can't wait for him to get started with our program."
Woodfin was named FootballScoop's national strength and conditioning coach of the year in 2014 while at UAB, his alma mater, where he graduated as the all-time leading tackler.
Woodfin coached at Kansas after spending two years on staff at Southern Miss, where he served as head strength and conditioning coach for the whole athletic department, comprised of 15 sports. The Prattville, Alabama, native also served for a time as USM's interim athletic director.
"It's an unbelievable opportunity to serve Mizzou's student-athletes, the staff and the program," Woodfin said. "I'm excited to coach in the best conference in college football and coach for a man like coach Drinkwitz. Every single aspect of this job fires me up and energizes me.
“I'm fortunate and blessed, and I'm going to go above and beyond to do more than what is expected in order to help the program. I can't wait to get going."