Lanier Coleman

Lanier  Coleman

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lanier Coleman joined the Ole Miss staff as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for football in 2015.

His duties at Ole Miss include serving as liaison to sports nutrition and intern development coordinator.

Before coming to Oxford, Coleman earned NFL training camp invites as a defensive tackle with the New York Jets (2013) and Tennessee Titans (2014) and as an offensive guard with the Green Bay Packers (2013).

The two-year stint as an NFL hopeful followed a three-year break from playing football in which he worked as a strength and conditioning coach at three universities. Coleman was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of California-Berkeley in 2012 and 2013, working primarily with softball and women's gymnastics and assisting with football. In 2011-12 he was in the same role at Rice University, working with football, baseball, golf, men's and women's tennis, women's track and women's swimming. During the first half of 2011 he was a paid performance intern at his alma mater, Louisiana-Lafayette.

Coleman graduated from Louisiana-Lafayette in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in general studies with a concentration in behavioral science. He played football for four years, moving from offensive line to defensive line midway through his college career and culminating his tenure as the defensive team captain his senior season.

After graduation, Coleman attended the Minnesota Vikings rookie mini-camp in 2009 before playing two seasons in the Southern Indoor Football League as a nose guard for the Acadiana Mudbugs in 2009 and a defensive end for the Lafayette Wildcatters in 2010. Coleman was also the offensive and defensive line coach at Ascension Episcopal High School in Youngsville, Louisiana, during the 2010 season.

He is CSCS certified through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USAW certified and a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.




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