Darl Bauer is in his eighth year as a member of the strength and conditioning staff at West Virginia, assisting the director with the football strength and conditioning program. He has been a full-time member of the staff for the past seven years, after serving as a graduate assistant his first year.
Bauer came to West Virginia after serving as a strength and conditioning intern at Eastern Michigan for the 2007 summer. He assisted with the football program and helped train the men’s basketball, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball teams. During the summer of 2006 and 2007 and from December 2008 until May 2009, Bauer was a sports performance specialist at the Total Performance Center in Wixon, Michigan. While there, he designed and implemented a four-day weight program for the varsity football team at Novi High. He designed and administered comprehensive offseason strength and conditioning program for NFL clientele. He also trained athletes of all ages, skill levels and sports from the greater Detroit area.
Bauer also served as a strength and conditioning coach at Detroit Country Day School in the 2007 summer and Fairmont Senior High in the 2009 summer, setting up training program for their varsity programs. Bauer was a four-year letter winner at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan, from 2003-06. He served as the student assistant coach working with the defensive backs at Hillsdale in 2007. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Hillsdale in 2008 and a master’s of science degree in athletic coaching education from West Virginia in 2010.