2016.01.17 Strength Coach News
Ben Hilgart named Associate Athletics Director for S&C at Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia — Ben Hilgart was hired recently as Associate Athletics Director for Strength and Conditioning at Virginia Tech. Hilgart will oversee performance training for varsity sports at and will work with head coach Justin Fuente for the football program.
Prior to coming to Virginia Tech Hilgar has spent the past 14 years working in strength and conditioning. Hilgart spent the last four seasons at New Mexico, with the last two seasons as the Director of Athletic Performance. Before working at New Mexico, Hilgart spent seven years at Arizona State, including four seasons as the Head Sports Performance Coach. Before that, Hilgart spent two seasons at the Ohio State University. During graduate school Hilgart spent two years at UTEP as the graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach. He was also the head strength coach and assistant defensive line coach at his alma mater, Western Illinois, in 2001.