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Brian Odom
Position: Associate Director, Performance Enhancement
Hometown: Ada, Okla.
High School: Ada High School

Odom works closely with director Corey Edmond in coaching football student-athletes in their physical development. He was promoted to the associate director of performance enhancement in January 2007, and to senior associate director in 2010. He begins his seventh season at UA in 2011.

His work has helped Arizona reach and maintain consistency in the program with a core of veteran and younger players who reach their physical potential.

He joined the staff in July 2005 and assisted with football as well as with other UA student-athlete strength programs during his first 18 months in the program.

Odom, 30, began his career as a football graduate assistant at Missouri in January 2005. As a player at Oklahoma, Odom was a redshirt on the 2000 Sooners squad that won the National Championship and Big 12 titles. He won the 2000 Iron Man Award given by strength coaches Jerry Schmidt, Corey Edmond and Mark Hill for performance in the weight room.

He lettered on Oklahoma's 2001 Cotton Bowl champion team, and then was the starting tailback three years (2002-04) at Southeastern Oklahoma State, where he earned All-Lone Star Conference first-team honors and his degree in December 2004.

Odom was married to the former Mackenzie McCulley on June 12, 2004. The couple has a son, Benjamin, born in April 2009.

The Brian Odom File

Birthdate: July 2, 1981 Hometown: Ada, Okla. High School: Ada High School College: Southeastern Oklahoma State, 2004 Playing Experience: Oklahoma/SE running back 2001/02-04 Family: Wife, Mackenzie; son Benjamin