Football Coaching Staff
Mark Philipp
Head Football Strength Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Head Football Strength Coach
Alma Mater: Southern Illinois
Graduating Year: 2006
Phone: 402-472-3333

Mark Philipp is in his third season serving as Nebraska's head football strength coach. Philipp assumed his role in January of 2015, shortly after Mike Riley was hired as the Huskers' head football coach. Philipp had previously worked with Riley as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State.

Philipp has made a strong impact on the Nebraska program. In 2016, the Huskers' outstanding strength and conditioning was evident as Nebraska ranked among the nation's best teams in the fourth quarter. 

A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Philipp is also a certified Level 1 Club Coach by USA Weightlifting, in addition to being certified in functional movement screening.

Philipp came to Nebraska after spending two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at USC. He was responsible for the design, implementation and supervision of the strength training, agility, speed work, conditioning and testing for the women's lacrosse team, while also assisting with all aspects of strength and conditioning for the football, women's basketball and sand volleyball programs.

Known for his contagious enthusiasm, Philipp was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State from 2009 to 2013. He spent four seasons working with Coach Riley's football team, helping the Beavers to a pair of bowl appearances. In his final season, Philipp played a role in Oregon State finishing with a No. 20 national ranking. In addition to assisting with the football team, Philipp was in charge of coordinating the strength and conditioning programs for the Beaver men's basketball, wrestling, softball, women's volleyball, women's swimming and diving and women's golf teams.

While in Corvallis, Philipp also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Corvallis Knights baseball team for three summers, in addition to working as the director of strength and conditioning for the Oregon State Weight Lifting Camp from 2010 to 2013.

Philipp earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in 2006, where he was a member of the football team. Philipp served as team captain in 2005, and he was twice named the defensive powerlifiting champion.