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Derik Keyes
Strength and Conditioning Assistant
College:
Louisiana-Lafayette
Hometown:
Laurel, Miss.

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Derik Keyes enters his fourth season with the club after joining the team on Feb. 6, 2013. Keyes currently serves the staff as a strength and conditioning assistant, working directly with wide receivers and defensive backs.

Keyes spent the 2012 season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Houston Texans. During his time with the Texans, he assisted in the supervision of weight training and focused on the speed and agility development of players on injured reserve. While in Houston, the Texans went on to win the AFC South division title in 2012 as he worked under head strength and conditioning coach Cedric Smith who went on to win NFL Strength Coach of the Year in the same season.

Prior to joining the Texans, Keyes was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, for the 2011 season. As a member of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ athletic department, he served as the director of strength and conditioning for men’s and women’s track and field, specifically sprinters and jumpers. He also worked as the director of football freshman development and assisted with Olympic sports.

Keyes spent the 2010 season as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Alabama, where he helped develop workouts for the football team, women’s volleyball team, men’s and women’s tennis teams and the men’s and women’s track and field teams. He began his coaching career as an assistant strength and conditioning intern in 2009 at Louisiana-Lafayette where he assisted with the football staff.  

A four-year letterman (2005-08) as a safety at Louisiana-Lafayette, Keyes was named to the Sun Belt All-Conference second team as a senior. His team awards included Defensive MVP as a senior and the Hammer Award, given to the player who delivered the hardest hits of the season. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008.

A native of Laurel, Miss., Keyes attended Lafayette High School in Lafayette, La. He is a certified USAW Sports Performance coach and NSCA professional member.

Derik Keyes’ Coaching Background:

2009                University of Louisiana-Lafayette, assistant strength and conditioning intern
2010                University of South Alabama, graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach
2011                University of Louisiana-Lafayette, assistant strength and conditioning coach
2012                Houston Texans, assistant strength and conditioning coach
2013-               Cleveland Browns, assistant strength and conditioning coach

Derik Keyes enters his fourth season with the club after joining the team on Feb. 6, 2013. Keyes currently serves the staff as a strength and conditioning assistant, working directly with wide receivers and defensive backs.

Keyes spent the 2012 season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Houston Texans. During his time with the Texans, he assisted in the supervision of weight training and focused on the speed and agility development of players on injured reserve. While in Houston, the Texans went on to win the AFC South division title in 2012 as he worked under head strength and conditioning coach Cedric Smith who went on to win NFL Strength Coach of the Year in the same season.

Prior to joining the Texans, Keyes was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, for the 2011 season. As a member of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ athletic department, he served as the director of strength and conditioning for men’s and women’s track and field, specifically sprinters and jumpers. He also worked as the director of football freshman development and assisted with Olympic sports.

Keyes spent the 2010 season as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of South Alabama, where he helped develop workouts for the football team, women’s volleyball team, men’s and women’s tennis teams and the men’s and women’s track and field teams. He began his coaching career as an assistant strength and conditioning intern in 2009 at Louisiana-Lafayette where he assisted with the football staff.  

A four-year letterman (2005-08) as a safety at Louisiana-Lafayette, Keyes was named to the Sun Belt All-Conference second team as a senior. His team awards included Defensive MVP as a senior and the Hammer Award, given to the player who delivered the hardest hits of the season. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008.

A native of Laurel, Miss., Keyes attended Lafayette High School in Lafayette, La. He is a certified USAW Sports Performance coach and NSCA professional member.

Derik Keyes’ Coaching Background:

2009                University of Louisiana-Lafayette, assistant strength and conditioning intern
2010                University of South Alabama, graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach
2011                University of Louisiana-Lafayette, assistant strength and conditioning coach
2012                Houston Texans, assistant strength and conditioning coach
2013-               Cleveland Browns, assistant strength and conditioning coach

 

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