- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 23, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Boyd Epley, one of the pioneers in weight training in college athletics, is returning to Nebraska to oversee the strength and conditioning programs for all sports except football. He’ll also be the primary strength coach for the baseball team.

The athletic department announced Tuesday that Epley would return to Nebraska next month after serving as director of coaching performance for the National Strength and Conditioning Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Epley was hired by Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney in 1969 to start a strength and conditioning program. Epley was head strength coach for 35 years before becoming an associate athletic director. He retired in 2006.

Nebraska’s weight room under the west side of Memorial Stadium in the 1970s and ‘80s was considered a model in college athletics.

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