Mike Arthur is in his ninth year as head strength coach for baseball and his 36th year with the Nebraska Athletic Department. In January of 2008, he was promoted to director of strength and conditioning for the athletic department.
Arthur coordinates all aspects of strength and conditioning workouts for the Husker baseball program. During his three decades at Nebraska, he has worked with all of the Huskers’ 23 athletic programs, coordinating sport-specific workout programs. Previously, Arthur was the associate director of athletic performance, coordinating workout programs for every sport. Arthur's years at Nebraska have produced many advances in the strength programs used by athletes around the nation. His research helps Nebraska stay on the cutting edge, allowing Husker student-athletes to further develop their skills and talents.
Arthur was named to the U.S. Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in June 2003, and earned the distinction of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2001. He also received the Collegiate Strength Coach-of-the-Year award in 1995.
Arthur is from Lincoln and earned his bachelor’s degree from UNL in 1978. He and his wife, Reena have two daughters, Tara and Rachel, and a son, John.