E.J. Kreis is in his ninth year as an assistant athletic director and head coach for speed-strength and conditioning at the University of Colorado, joining the staff on January 23, 1993.
Kreis, 47, was named the national Collegiate Strength Coach of the Year for 1994-95 by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society, the second time he has been afforded national honors in his career.
He was also named the recipient of the 1995 Stan Jones Award for high standards and discipline in strength and conditioning. Kreis was the first-ever recipient of the award, which honors the legendary strength coach it is named after.
A 1976 graduate of Clemson University, where he was a three-year letterwinner for the Tiger football team, Kreis went on to earn his M. S. degree from Middle Tennessee State University. Kreis was hired at MTSU following stints at Georgia, Vanderbilt and in private business. At MTSU, he earned the first of his National Strength Coach-of-the-Year awards in 1991-92.
Kreis has authored two books on conditioning athletes and serves as the Director of Sports Sciences with the International Sports Sciences Association. He is married and is the father of four children.