Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Brad Arnett
Brad Arnett

Director, CATS Strength and Conditioning

4th Year at Arizona

Arnett, 31, enters his fifth year on the UA staff and overees strength and conditioning programs for all 19 Arizona sports, including considerable emphasis working with the student-athletes on the Wildcat men's basketball team.

He started his career as strength and conditioning coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater from 1994 to 1995, then moved to the University of Minnesota to complete studies for a master's degree in kinesiology, which he earned in 1996.

He assumed a job as head coach of the Olympic strength and conditioning program shortly after graduation, and spent five-plus years in the Twin Cities.

During his tenure at Minnesota the Gophers won 10 Big Tean championships, and seven of the nine Olympic sports programs he worked with finished in the nation's Top 10 at least once. Among his charges have been world-class track athletes, Olympic swimminers and medal-winning wrestlers, and first-round National Hockey league selections.

Arnett was appointed to the UA staff in August 2000.

A four-year football player and two-year starting defensive lineman at Wisconsin-Whitewater from 1990-93, Arnett earned all-conference and Division III All-America honors his senior year. He received a degree in corporate and community health in 1995.

Arnett and his wife, Stacey, have three children, Ethan (11-27-97),Quintin (2-19-2000) and Owen (7-12-02).