Athletics Coaching Staff
Mike Arthur
University of Nebraska Athletics
Coach Info:
Position: University of Nebraska Athletics
Other Position: Director of Strength & Conditioning for Performance Research
Phone: (402) 472-3333

Mike Arthur was hired as Boyd Epley’s Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in 1976. He was the first full-time paid assistant strength coach in college history and has worked for Nebraska athletics his entire career which spans over four decades.

Arthur expertise in sport specific strength and conditioning programing has impacted every sport at Nebraska and many strength programs around the nation. Arthur has been a key factor in many innovations that have made Husker Power one of the most respected strength and conditioning programs in the nation. Arthur’s research helps Nebraska stay on the cutting edge.

Arthur is one of the 76 Charter members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach and was presented the NSCA Impact Award in 2018. He was on the original Board of Directors for the CSCCa, has been a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach since 2001 and was named to the U.S.A Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Hall of Fame in 2003. He also received the Collegiate Strength Coach-of-the-Year award in 1995 and is a former World Record holder in the Deadlift.

Arthur is from Lincoln and graduated from UNL in 1978. He and his wife, Reena, have two daughters, Tara and Rachel, and a son, John.