For the third time in four years, the Minnesota Vikings are on the hunt for a new strength and conditioning coach.
Their current strength and conditioning coach, Brent Salazar, has left the team to take a job with the United States Tennis Association.
Salazar had joined the Vikings prior to last season, having replaced then-strength coach Evan Marcus. The team had suffered a rash of pectoral injuries under Marcus’ watch (though we don’t know if those two things are necessarily connected), and the team brought in Salazar, who was the strength coach for the Kansas City Chiefs for nine years prior to coming to Minnesota.
A pair of assistants, Derik Keyes and Chaz Mahle, will remain with the team, but the Vikings are still on the hunt for a new strength coach. With Training Camp rapidly approaching, I’m guessing that the Vikings will be getting a new hire for the position in place in relatively short order.