Wrestling Coaching Staff
Jason Powell
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Strength & Conditioning Coach
Hometown: Midwest City, Okla.
High School: Choctaw
Alma Mater: Nebraska
Graduating Year: 2004

Jason Powell enters his second season as an assistant coach for the Huskers in 2016-17 after spending six years as the strength and conditioning coach for the team.

In his time on the Nebraska staff, the Huskers have gone 83-35 in dual competition, while crowning 15 wrestlers as All-Americans.

A native of Midwest City, Okla., Powell was one of the most decorated wrestlers in school history, claiming the 2004 national championship at 125 pounds with a 17-2 technical fall over Kyle Ott of Illinois. The win wrapped up a 26-2 season for Powell, as he helped lead NU to its first top-five finish at the NCAA Championships since 1996. As a junior, Powell finished third at the 2003 national meet following a fifth-place finish in 2002. He ranks 13th on NU’s all-time win chart with 109.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in sociology, Powell was a three-time All-American and four-year team captain before furthering his career with a fourth-place finish at the U.S. Nationals in the freestyle competition. After graduation, Powell spent time as a volunteer coach for the Huskers and as an assistant coach at Oregon and Maryland.

Powell and his wife, Hannah, were married in August of 2012.