Head Strength Coach
1st Season at Tennessee
Born: July 11, 1976 (Mexia, Texas
Wife: Jennifer Wylie
Children: Braden and Caden
Mexia High School
Sam Houston State, 1999
Running Back, Sam Houston State 1994-97
Sam Houston State - 1998-99
Dallas Cowboys - 1999-2002
Dallas Desperados - 2000-02
Texas Tech - 2002-09
Tennessee - 2010-present.
The Wylie Family
Bennie Wylie, 33, takes over at UT as football head strength coach after seven seasons at Texas Tech, where for the last five years he was the athletics department's head strength and conditioning coach.
The Mexia, Texas, native established himself as one of the top strength coaches in the country during his Lubbock tenure. Wylie's last five seasons helped the Red Raiders produce a 46-18 overall record in football that was third-best in the Big 12 Conference. Included was perhaps the most memorable season in Tech history, the 11-2 campaign of 2008. His training methods and dedication to the student-athlete garnered national attention not only for the school and the program, but for himself.
Prior to his appointment at Texas Tech, Wylie was an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Dallas Cowboys for four seasons, helping implement rehabilitation for injured players. In addition to working with the Cowboys, Wylie also spent the spring seasons heading the strength and conditioning program for the Dallas Desperados arena football team, a property of the Dallas Cowboys.
Wylie is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association and the Titleist Performance Institute.
He and his wife, the former Jennifer Small of Plano, Texas, are the proud parents of twin boys, 4-year-olds Braden and Caden.