K-State names Trumain Carroll strength and conditioning coach

Carroll to join Wildcat staff after year at South Florida

Arne Green
Salina Journal

MANHATTAN — Kansas State announced Wednesday that Trumain Carroll has been hired as the Wildcats' director of strength and conditioning.

Carroll replaces Chris Dawson, who left after 10 years at K-State to take a similar position at Central Florida.


“We are extremely excited to welcome coach Carroll and his family to K-State and our football program,” K-State football coach Chris Klieman said in a statement. “In addition to being an accomplished strength and conditioning professional, his personality and ability to get the most out of his players are his greatest attributes.

"As a former Big 12 student-athlete who has worked at numerous high-level programs, he knows what it takes to compete at the highest level, and I am eager to see the impact he will have on our program.”

Carroll has been in the strength and conditioning field for 15 years, including the past six at FBS programs. He spent the 2020 season as director at South Florida and the two years before that at Arkansas.

Carroll's familiarity with the Big 12 goes back to his playing days at Oklahoma State, and he also was an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Cowboys on two different occasions, plus was director at UMKC from 2008-11.

“I am very blessed and humbled to have the opportunity to join the K-State football family,” Carroll said. “I love who Coach Klieman is and what he stands for, and I believe in the vision he has for our program.”