|Position:||University of Nebraska Athletics|
|Other Position:||Associate Strength Coach|
|Alma Mater:||Southern Illinois|
Clete McLeod joined the Nebraska football strength and conditioning staff in January 2016. He plays a lead role in assisting Head Football Strength Coach Mark Philipp with all aspects of strength and conditioning for football.
McLeod has served as the head strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater Southern Illinois since 2011. While there, he developed and implemented multi-year training programs for all Saluki teams and oversaw the student-athlete nutrition education program.
McLeod spent four seasons as a football strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State under Head Coach Mike Riley. In addition to his strength and conditioning duties, McLeod developed and instructed performance nutrition programs for all teams at OSU and coordinated private assessments for athletes with on-campus registered dietitians. During his time in this role, McLeod was appointed as the Sports Nutrition Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
McLeod also served as the head strength coach at Southeast Missouri State for one year and the assistant strength and speed coach at Northern Illinois for one year. Prior to that, he spent time as a coordinator and speed coach at Velocity Sports Performance. McLeod is a veteran of the U.S. Army and draws heavily on his experience as a former infantryman when speaking to his athletes regarding discipline, hard work and leadership.
McLeod earned dual bachelor’s degrees in exercise science and nutrition from Southern Illinois before receiving his master’s degree in exercise physiology.