Rusty Ruffcorn has served as the Nebraska’s women's basketball strength coach since 2006. In addition to his duties with the women's basketball program, Ruffcorn has served as a strength coach at the Devaney Center, while helping the Huskers transition into their new weight room at the Hendricks Training Complex in 2011-12.
He also served as the men's basketball strength coach at NU from 2006 to 2011.
Ruffcorn began his association with Nebraska as a volunteer intern in 2004. He moved into a full-time intern role in 2005 and worked with the baseball and football squads before taking over for the basketball teams.
A native of Omaha, Ruffcorn was a student assistant strength coach at Nebraska-Omaha before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2004. With a significant background in strength training, power lifting and Olympic weightlifting, Ruffcorn has earned USAW Level I club coach certification and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (C.S.C.S.).
Rusty is married to the former Lisa Rathbun, and the couple has two daughters, Bella Grace and Brooklyn Reese.