Jeff Eaton is in his first year as an assistant director of football strength & conditioning. He was hired June 5, 2017.
Eaton came to Purdue from UNLV, where he was responsible for the implementation and instruction of the softball strength & conditioning program in 2016-17. He also assisted with the Runnin' Rebels' football strength & conditioning program.
Prior to UNLV, Eaton spent two seasons at Morgan State in Baltimore, first as a graduate assistant before moving to assistant strength & conditioning coach. At Morgan State, he worked directly with the men's basketball, softball, women's volleyball, men's and women's tennis, and sprit squad strength & conditioning programs, while assisting with the football program.
Eaton got his start in coaching as an intern at Penn State with the 2006 Orange Bowl Team, under Coach John Thomas.
In 2009, Eaton interned at San Diego State under the direction of Aaron Wellman and served as an athletic performance intern at Baylor in 2011 under the direction of Kaz Kazadi.
Highlights from Eaton's season in Waco, Texas, included working with Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft pick, Robert Griffin III, and first-round draft pick Kendall Wright. Eaton was responsible for the implementation and instruction of Baylor's spirit squad athletic performance program, while assisting with football.
Eaton graduated with a bachelor's degree in recreation management from Lock Haven University in 2009 and will earn a master's degree in higher education from UNLV in December. He and his fiancée, Beth Rothenberger, have a daughter, Eva.
Eaton holds a certification through the CSCCa (Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Association) and is a certified Level I Performance Coach through the USAW.