Andre Wadley is in his first year as a strength coach at West Virginia, working primarily with the Mountaineer football program.
Wadley came to WVU after serving as a graduate assistant strength coach at Auburn for a year. He coordinated daily conditioning and lifting sessions for the Tigers football team, provided orientation on exercise techniques and progressions for incoming players, led stage 0 and stage 1 athletes in their daily training sessions and assisted with functional movement assessments for athletes. While at Auburn, he designed a hand-to-hand combat program for the Tiger linemen and lifting programs for other sports.
Wadley served as a graduate assistant strength coach at Texas Tech for a year and as a student assistant at Auburn for three years. He coordinated daily conditioning and lifting sessions for the football teams, conducted workouts for injured players and maintained nutrition area for athletes. While at Auburn, he also worked with the softball team.
While a graduate assistant at Auburn, the Tigers won the 2010 and 2013 SEC Championships, won the 2010 BCS National Championships and made an appearance in the 2013 game.
Wadley earned both his degrees from Auburn, his bachelor’s degree in 2012 and master’s degree in 2014. He holds a certified USA Weightlifting Level 1 Sports Performance Coaching certification, a certification with the Ignition APG Speed System, and is certified in first aid and CPR by the American Heart Association. He played football at Auburn and was a member of the Tigers’ Academic Honor Roll.
Wadley is married to the former, Jessica Nickole Skaggs, of Hernando, Miss.