Jeff Connors is the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning at East Carolina University (ECU). He previously spent 10 seasons on the University of North Carolina staff as a Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Director. His assignment at ECU marks his second stint with the program after a 10-year strength and conditioning leadership tenure. Connors’ efforts helped produce five bowl appearances, three post-season victories, 15 National Football League (NFL) draft selections, and representation in two final Top 25 polls. Additionally, Connors recently authored the book “Strength Coach: A Call to Serve. Connors holds an RSCC*E certification with the NSCA, was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 2011, was inducted into the USA Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2016, and was named the College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year for 2017 by the NSCA. He has coached seventeen bowl-qualified teams ranked as high as ninth in the nation in final polls.