Former Tiger named new East Central strength coach Associated Press
Ada — Former East Central University football player Zack Womack has been named ECU’s new director of strength and conditioning, it was announced Wednesday by Director of Athletics Brian DeAngelis.
Womack, who replaces Travis Reust, comes to ECU after serving as assistant strength coach for football at the University of Illinois since 2005.
"We’re excited to have Zack join our athletic department in a role that is critical to the overall success of our athletic teams,” said DeAngelis. "His background in strength and conditioning, along with his familiarity with our university and community is exactly what we were looking for in hiring for this position. No doubt, Zack will make an immediate and sustainable impact on our programs.”
Prior to his stint at Illinois, Womack was assistant strength coach at the University of Memphis for one year from 2004-05.
In 2004, Womack had a one-year stay as a strength and conditioning intern at the University of Florida. Prior to that, he assisted with the football offseason lifting and conditioning program at Ada High School.
He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has a certificate from the United States of America Weightlifting (USAW).
Womack played three seasons as a running back for ECU from 2001-03 after transferring from Pittsburg State University (Kan.). As a Tiger, Womack scored 14 career touchdowns, eight on pass receptions and the other six off rushes. He finished with 50 career receptions for 526 yards and had 177 career carries for 657 yards.
A native of Davis, Womack earned his bachelor of science degree from ECU in 2004 and completed 12 hours from the exercise and sports science master’s program at the University of Memphis.