Mike Jenkins joined the University of Memphis strength and conditioning staff in July of 2008. He is responsible for the strength and conditioning training of the volleyball, women's basketball softball, tennis, golf and women's soccer programs.
Jenkins, who previously worked at Texas A&M, Weber State and most recently, Marshall, has worked the last three seasons locally at D1 Sports Training in Cordova. He served as the athletic director/strength coach, and was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the facility and for facilitating the D1 training programs and techniques, managing facility personnel and directing special events and marketing. A 1990 graduate of Texas A&M, Jenkins worked as a graduate assistant and then a restricted earnings assistant in the Aggies strength and conditioning department from 1990-1994. He then served as the head strength coach at Weber State University from 1994-1998, where he implemented the speed and strength programs for WSU's 13 sports programs.
Jenkins spent seven years (1998-2005) with Marshall University as the head strength and conditioning coach. In addition to his duties with the football team, Jenkins oversaw the strength training and conditioning workouts of volleyball, track and field and baseball. He is certified with the CSCC, and has a level one certification with United States Weight Lifting Federation.
A native of Bryan, Texas, Jenkins received his bachelor's degree in secondary education in 1990 from Texas A&M and earn his master's degree in kinesiology in 1992, also from Texas A&M.
He has two children, Jordyn Nikole and Brandon Michael.