LARAMIE, Wyo. – Ben Iannacchione has been selected as the new Director of Sports Performance for the University of Wyoming Athletics Department. Iannacchione will also direct the strength and conditioning program for the Cowboy Football program. He comes to Wyoming from Louisiana State University, where he was the Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach for the LSU football program. At LSU, he worked with one of the most respected strength and conditioning coaches in the nation in Tommy Moffitt.
In addition to serving as the first assistant under Moffitt for the past two seasons at LSU, Iannacchione also has head-coaching experience, having been the head strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State in 2015.
“We are excited to add Ben (Iannacchione) to our staff, and we look forward to him helping us continue to move our football program forward,” said head football coach Craig Bohl. “LSU is a program that has placed a lot of head strength coaches around the country. Coach (Tommy) Moffitt is one of the leading guys in our profession. And the fact that Ben played at Boise State as an offensive lineman gives him a familiarity with the Mountain West and how competitive this league is. We think he is going to allow our program to reach further heights.”
Iannacchione was a two-year letterman at Boise State as an offensive lineman in 2007 and 2008, where he was a member of Boise State’s 2007 Fiesta Bowl Championship Team.
As associate strength and conditioning coach for the LSU football program the past two seasons, Iannacchionne has worked directly in training the Tiger running backs, fullbacks, tight ends and linebackers. He assisted Moffit in designing workouts and coordinating those workouts. Iannacchione also served as a primary academic liaison for the football program between the LSU football student-athletes and the LSU Academic Center for Student-Athletes.
He began his strength and conditioning career as an intern at LSU in 2011 and ‘12. Iannacchione trained incoming freshmen football players and assisted with the training of varsity football players, as well as worked with the sports of women’s volleyball and soccer at LSU.
He was elevated to a full-time assistant strength and conditioning position for the Tigers in 2012. Iannacchione was directly responsible for strength and conditioning training of LSU’s offensive linemen in his new position. He also was the head strength and conditioning coach for men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs from 2012 to 2015.
During his time at LSU, the Tigers appeared in the BCS National Championship game following the 2011 season, finishing as the national runner-up to Alabama. In 2012, LSU appeared in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. The Tigers won the Outback Bowl following the 2013 season, appeared in the Music City Bowl in 2014, won the Buffalo Wild WIngs Citrus Bowl in 2016 and appeared in the Citrus Bowl following the 2017 season.
In 2015, he became the head strength and conditioning coach at Youngstown State in Ohio, where he designed and implemented the strength training program for the football team.
Iannacchione was offered the associate strength and conditioning position at LSU in March of 2016 and returned to the SEC school to work with the Tigers for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Iannacchione earned his bachelor’s degree in communications from Boise State in 2008. He received his master’s certification in sports counseling from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010, and completed his master’s degree in kinesiology from LSU in 2012.
Iannacchione began his new position at Wyoming on Jan. 4, 2018.