Jeffery Earls was hired as an assistant director of sports performance in April of 2011. He will oversee the sports performance program with the softball and track and field teams, while assisting with football.
He joined the Purdue Sports Performance staff after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Texas from 2008 to 2011. He worked with baseball, football, women's golf, men's tennis, and volleyball while in Austin. Earls spent time with the Oakland Raiders as an intern assistant strength and conditioning coach during the 2010 training camp.
Earls was a member of the strength and conditioning staff at Louisiana State University from 2003 to 2007. He worked with baseball, men's and women's basketball, football, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving and gymnastics.
He has the credential of Strength and Conditioning Coach certified through the CSCCa. Earls is CPR and AED certified and is a NASE certified Specialist in Speed and Explosion, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, USATF Level 1 Track and Field Coach, USAW Level 1 Club Coach and USAW Sports Performance Coach.
Earls has also served as an assistant weightlifting coach and assistant strength and conditioning coach at the United States of America Southern Regional Olympic Training Center as a member of the Gayle Hatch Weightlifting Team in Baton Rouge, Louisiana from 2004 to 2008. From 2006 to 2007, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the Centers for Athletic Performance Elite which was also located in Baton Rouge.
Earls was a volunteer assistant strength and conditioning coach at Elite Athletics Incorporated from in 2003 and was a volunteer assistant physical therapy technician at Physical Therapy Masters from 2002 to 2003.
Earls is affiliated with the American Football Coaches Association, Black Coaches and Administrators, Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, National Academy of Sports Medicine, National Association of Speed and Explosion, National Strength and Conditioning Association, USA Track and Field, and USA Weightlifting.
Earls coached at the AAU Junior Olympic Games in August of 2006 in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He coached the 94 kilogram weight class national champion weightlifter in the boys 18-19 year old age division. He also coached at the 2005 AAU Junior Olympic Games in New Orleans, Louisiana where he coached a total of eight national champions within eight weight classes which spanned six different competition age group categories. During these junior olympic games, he assisted in leading the Gayle Hatch Weightlifting team to a 2nd place national ranking of the overall boys team division.
He earned a bachelor's degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in fitness studies from Louisiana State University and a master's degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Coaching Education from Georgia Southern University.
He was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is married to Jermonica Earls. He is very involved in church and enjoys professional development, spending time with his family, listening to music and reading. His biggest influence in life are his parents and family. He gives gratitude to Gayle Hatch, Tommy Byers, Tommy Moffitt, Jeff Madden, Brad Roll, Donnie Maib, Dr. Leonard Moore, and Dr. Louis Harrison for providing guidance in both personal and professional growth and development.