On Tuesday, the first hiring under head coach Bryan Harsin was announced.
Joining Harsin on the Plains is former Boise State strength and conditioning coach Jeff Pitman; Pitman will serve in the same role at Auburn.
“Coach Pitman brings three decades of collegiate strength coaching and player development to the Auburn Family,” Harsin said. “He has been an instrumental part of many championship teams and players he has worked with leave their time with him praising Coach Pitman for developing them as football players and men. We know his approach in the weight room and other performance areas will make our players better all-around, especially as he specializes with our men up front on the offensive and defensive lines.”
Pitman has spent the past eight seasons at Boise State and was a part of Harsin’s staff at Arkansas State.
He walked-on to the Boise State football team in 1988 but later earned a scholarship. He played center at Boise from 1990-92 and graduated in 1993 with a health promotion degree.
Pitman earned a master’s in education in 1995 from Minnesota while serving as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach.
He had full-time strength and conditioning jobs at Montana State from 1995-97 and then San Jose State from 1997-1999 before returning to Boise State. Pitman served as the program’s head strength and conditioning coach from 1999-06.
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“I am extremely honored to work for Coach Harsin and our Auburn family,” Pitman said. “Coach will develop our student athletes into Auburn men that we can all be proud of. War Eagle!”
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