A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Lauren Harris became part of the Husker strength and conditioning program in February 2012.
In 2012-13, Harris led the strength and conditioning programs for the Nebraska volleyball, softball, women's gymnastics and rifle programs. She has added soccer to her responsibilities in 2013-14.
Before joining the Nebraska staff, Harris served as the director of strength and conditioning at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, beginning in 2009. While at TAMUCC, Harris was responsible for the training and supervision of all 14 Division I sports, and oversaw the design and completion of TAMUCC's first athletics-only weight facility in the spring of 2011.
Harris served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Ohio State from 2006 to 2009. Primarily responsible for men's swimming, women's swimming, synchronized swimming, rifle and novice and varsity crew teams, Harris gained experience training numerous All-Big Ten, All-American and National team athletes. She served a six-week stint as the USA National Synchronized Swimming strength coach while they trained on-site at OSU. Harris also was part of the Olympic sports strength and conditioning staff at Marshall.
As a basketball player at Hardin-Simmons in Abilene, Texas, Harris earned All-ASC (2001-2004) and Kodak First-Team All-America honors (2004). She holds all HSU career, season and game three-point records and was named ASC Female Athlete of the Year in 2004.
Harris is a native of Stephenville, Texas and graduated with her bachelor's degree (2004) and master's degree (2005) in sports and recreation management from Hardin-Simmons.