Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Shawn Farria
Shawn Farria

Harrah, Okla.

High School:
Harrah, Okla., HS

Last College:
Oklahoma '03

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

At Arizona:
Fifth year; Eighth Year in Athletics

Farria joined the Arizona staff in February 2007 and works with the football program as an assistant strength and conditioning coach, among other sports.

He came to the UA after a season working in the performance enhancement program at Stanford University.

Farria was a reserve running back for the Oklahoma Sooners from 2001-03. He transferred to OU after a year starting at safety for Mid-America Nazarene College in Olathe, Kan., in 1999.

Farria received his degree from OU in 2003 and worked as a graduate assistant in strength and conditioning from 2004-05 .

He was born July 5, 1981 in Huntingdon, England, where his father was stationed in the service3. He graduated from Harrah, Okla., High School in spring of 1999.

Farria, and his wife, Rayshonda, have two sons, Jackson and Joshua, and a daughter due in late May 2011.