Athletics Coaching Staff
Dennis Love
Director of Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning
Coach Info:
Position: Director of Olympic Sports Strength & Conditioning

Love is in his fourth year as Director of Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning. In his position, he oversees the daily operations and strength coaches within the Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Department. He works directly with baseball, volleyball and men’s soccer. During his time at Clemson, Love has been assigned to every team within Clemson’s Athletic Department. 

In his first year working with the Clemson baseball team, Love assisted the Tigers as they earned a trip to the 2010 College World Series and finished the season ranked third in the final national poll.

During the 2007-08 season, Love trained the volleyball and women's tennis teams, both of which claimed ACC titles during their respective seasons. Eight student-athletes from the combined programs were named all-conference.  Love also trained Ani Mijacika, who rose to the #1 singles ranking in the Fila/ITA Tennis poll in 2008 and ranked as the #2 player in the nation in the final poll.

Love also works with several of Clemson’s former athletes’ that are now members of the NFL, MLB, and MLS along with several Olympians.

Before coming to Clemson, Love spent two seasons as volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach at Catawba College and completed an internship at the Athletes Performance Institute, (now EXOS) in Tempe, AZ. At Athletes Performance, he worked with professional athletes ranging from football, basketball, baseball, tennis, soccer, hockey and golf. He helped the Athletes Performance Specialists implement strength, speed, agility, flexibility and mobility programs, while assisting with the daily operation and maintenance of the facility.

A native of Cheraw, SC, Love played football and baseball at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. He graduated with a degree in Recreation in 2000 and earned his Master's degree in student affairs with an emphasis in counseling from Clemson University in May of 2008. Love is certified by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and the National Association of Speed and Explosion (NASE). Love currently resides in Seneca, SC.

Email: dlove@clemson.edu

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