Chad Wade is an assistant strength coach for football who began his association with the athletic performance team in 1996. Previously, Wade was the Bob Devaney Sports Center strength coach for three years, working primarily with the men's and women's basketball teams, and served three years as the assistant strength coach at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
With the football team, Wade helps head football strength coach James Dobson coordinate workouts.
In 2013, Wade earned the designation of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach (M.S.C.C.) from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Wade, who is Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (S.C.C.C.), received a bachelor's degree in sports management with a minor in psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan in 1996. Wade also played football for the Plainsmen from 1992 to 1994.
Wade is married to the former Amber Burgess, who lettered for the Husker softball team from 2000 to 2003. The couple has two sons, Burgess, 4, and William, 3.