Jake Flint, Brian Kelly’s longtime partner at Notre Dame and Cincinnati, has been named director of athletic development at LSU, Kelly announced Thursday. “Jack Flint is passionate about helping student-athletes reach their full potential, and I know he will do that for us at LSU,” Kelly said. “He understands every component of student and athlete development and the preparation required to compete at a championship level. He has been an invaluable member of my team over the years and I am confident that he is ready to integrate our strength and conditioning program into to a new level.”
Flint has been with Notre Dame’s strength and conditioning group for 12 years and has served as co-director since 2017. In his 12 years with the Irish, Notre Dame won 10 or more games seven times and appeared in 11 bowl games. Notre Dame participated in the 2012 BCS National Championship Game and has twice reached the College Football Playoff in 2018 and 2020.
“I look forward to continuing my career with Coach Kelly as LSU’s Director of Athletic Development,” Flint said. “The opportunity to coach student-athletes at LSU and compete in the SEC is something I’ve worked towards my entire career.
“We will train our student-athletes to an elite level and understand the standard of excellence to be expected when the Tigers are on the field. My family and I are excited to be a part of the LSU Tigers family.”
Since joining Notre Dame in 2010, Flint has coached 57 NFL draftees, including nine first-rounders. Eleven of the 57 picks were offensive linemen and seven were tight ends. Since joining Kelly’s staff at Mid-Michigan, Flint has helped Kelly’s teams win 155 games and generate 66 NFL draft picks. choose.
Flint is a CSCCA Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and a USAW Certified Level 1 Athletic Performance Coach.
Before joining Notre Dame in January 2010, Flint was a member of the University of Cincinnati athletics team from 2007 to 2009. During his time in Cincinnati, Flint helped the Bearcats to a 33-6 record and back-to-back BIG EAST championships in 2008 and 2009.
Flint served as Kelly’s backup at Central Michigan University and received a scholarship for his dedication to the football program during his senior season in 2005.
After his senior season, Flint served as an assistant coach, working primarily in the weight room while also helping develop running backs during the 2006 Mid-America Conference Championship season.
Flint competed in the USA Weightlifting 85-pound class and is a national powerlifter.
A Michigan Shepherd native, Flint earned four athletic letters at Shepherd High School and was a two-time All-NBA running back. In 2007, he graduated summa cum laude from Central Michigan University with a BA in Education.
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