Sport Responsibilities: Women’s Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Women’s Rowing, Men’s Water Polo
Home Town: Powell, OH
Currently Resides: Redwood City, CA
Birthday: March 9
Past Experience and Accomplishments
Tyler Friedrich is in his first full year as the Director of Olympic Sports Performance at Stanford. In addition to managing the daily operations of the Olympic Sports Performance Department, he is responsible for designing and implementing the sports performance programs for women’s volleyball, beach volleyball, women’s rowing and men’s water polo.
Before coming to Stanford, Friedrich spent three and a half years at Arizona State University. With the Sun Devils, Friedrich assisted with the football strength and conditioning program and spent time with women’s volleyball, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, triathlon, hockey and wrestling. He also directed all aspects of the Catapult athlete GPS system for the football team where he would analyze all data from practices and games. Along with managing the Catapult system, Friedrich was responsible for the sport technology integration for the sports performance department, and was a member of the Technology and Research Committee for Sun Devil Athletics.
Prior to his stint at Arizona State, Friedrich worked as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of Dayton, where he assisted with football, women’s volleyball, track and field, women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s cross country. He was also directly responsible for implementing the strength and conditioning programs for men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and the women’s rowing program.
Friedrich earned both his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology (2010) and graduate degree in exercise science (2012) from the University of Dayton. In 2011 he worked as a Graduate Assistant for the Health and Sport Science Department at Dayton, where he taught exercise physiology lab courses and worked as a graduate student assistant strength coach. Friedrich holds certifications with USA weightlifting and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
“You alone are responsible for what you do, what you don’t do, and how you respond to what’s done to you.”