Rick Court, now in his third year at Maryland, is a 16-year veteran of the strength and conditioning profession.
Court arrived at Maryland after serving as the head strength coach at Mississippi State. He coordinated strength and conditioning for all 15 of the Bulldogs’ varsity sports, with a focus on football.
In Court’s first season in Starkville, Mississippi State reached No. 1 in the country for the first time in school history and won 10 games. Court arrived after two years as the associate director of football strength and conditioning at Ohio State. The Buckeyes won 24 games during Court’s tenure, including a perfect 12-0 record in 2012.
Court was football’s head strength coach at San Diego State (2011), Toledo (2009-2010) and Bowling Green (2008). He also served as an assistant strength coach at Bowling Green (2003-2007). Court served alongside Durkin at Bowling Green from 2005-06.
He received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Michigan State in 2002 before earning a masters in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky in 2003.
Court was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) in 2016. The honor is the highest given in the strength and conditioning coaching profession.