Rohrk Cutchlow
Rohrk  Cutchlow

Director of Athletic Performance

Alma Mater:
University of Memphis


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Rohrk Cutchlow returned to his alma mater as the director of football strength and conditioning in May of 2012. A three-year letterwinner and two-year starter at catcher for the Tigers baseball program from 1996-98, Cutchlow graduated from Memphis with a Bachelor of Education degree with an emphasis on Exercise and Sports Science.

Prior to the 2013 season he was promoted to the new role of Director of Athletic Performance.

In addition to having direct oversight of football, he supervises a full compliment of performance professionals as well as manages certification/safety, training, policies, procedures and scheduling facilities.

In his third season overseeing the Memphis football program's strength and conditioning program, the Tigers captured the American Athletic Conference title, the university's first conference championship since 1971. Memphis posted a 10-3 record, equaling a school record for victories and winning its final seven games of the season. The 2014 season culminated with a 55-48, double-overtime victory against BYU in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl.

During the 2011 season, Cutchlow served as the director of strength and conditioning at Tulsa, where he oversaw the athletics department entire strength and conditioning program, while also working with the football team.

Before working at Tulsa, Cutchlow directed the strength and conditioning program at Illinois State for eight years. He served as the Redbirds strength and conditioning coordinator his first four seasons, before being promoted to Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Performance in 2007. While Cutchlow was at Illinois State, he worked with 12 players that signed NFL contracts.

A native of Littleport, Iowa, Cutchlow was one of five finalists for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) College Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award in 2006.

From 2001-03, Cutchlow was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State, where he directed programs for 16 sports that included men's basketball and wrestling. While at Iowa State, he earned his master's degree in educational leadership and policy education. He then spent two seasons working with the Chicago Cubs AAA affiliate.

A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the NSCA, Cutchlow holds additional certifications from USA Weightlifting and Functional Movement Systems (FMS). He is also a member of the Black Coaches Association.

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