Brian Sklenar serves as the Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning for Youngstown State athletics. He is in his fifth year as a member of the Youngstown State strength and conditioning staff in 2018-19.
Sklenar is responsible for managing YSU’s Strength and Conditioning department in its day-to-day operations and its long-term vision. He is tasked with overseeing program development and implementation for all 19 varsity sports, and he works directly with the baseball, volleyball and men's and women's track and field programs.
Sklenar has previously served in the roles of assistant strength and conditioning coach, student-assistant strength and conditioning coach and strength and conditioning intern at YSU. In his time at YSU, he has also worked with the women’s basketball, softball, swimming and diving and women’s tennis teams. He has been a part of 19 team Horizon League championships.
He has been able to work with student-athletes that have competed professionally in football, baseball, softball, and women’s basketball, and he has coached track and field athletes who have gone on to compete in at the national level and Olympic Trials.
Before coming to YSU, Sklenar spent time at the University of Pittsburgh during the summers of 2009 and 2010 working with the Football Strength and Conditioning Staff as an intern under Buddy Morris and James Smith. In 2010, he oversaw the training of the freshman offensive and defensive line.
Sklenar received his undergraduate degree in applied science from Youngstown State in the fall of 2012. He holds a CSCS certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).