Report: Alabama strength coach Scott Cochran to join UGA in an unexpected on-field role

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Scott Cochran was a name to know when Kirby Smart first started assembling his Georgia staff back in December of 2016.

Smart and Cochran are long-time friends, but he wasn’t able to bring him to Athens for his first staff at that time.

Here’s an excerpt from his coaching bio from which details his career history beyond being a strength and conditioning coach for Alabama from 2007-2020 and in the NBA with the former Charlotte Hornets franchise from 2004-2006.

Prior to joining the Hornets staff, Cochran worked for his alma mater Louisiana State as an assistant strength coach in 2003 (13-1, BCS national champions) and 2004 (9-3, Capital One Bowl). He was a graduate assistant in Baton Rouge from 2001-03. Cochran returned to LSU after starting his career in the strength and conditioning field at University Laboratory High School in Baton Rouge, La. He held that position from 1998-2001 before returning to LSU as a graduate assistant for all sports from 2001-03. Cochran then was hired on to the full-time staff for the 2003-04 season.

A native of New Orleans, Cochran received a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from LSU in 2001 and added a master’s degree in sports management from LSU in 2003. Cochran was born on March 21, 1979, and is married to the former Cissy Schepens. They have three children, including one son Beau and two daughters, Savannah and Lucy.

Cochran was very well-known for a viral video that was captured during the 2008 season about the Crimson Tide and their upcoming game against a highly-ranked Georgia team.

The Bulldogs chose to wear black jerseys for that game and found themselves down 31-0 at the half of an eventual 41-30 home loss in Athens.

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