Derrick Jenkins is in his seventh year as a strength & conditioning coach at UTSA. Jenkins works with the baseball, men's and women's golf, softball, men’s and women's tennis and volleyball programs in addition to assisting with football lifting. He also orders and maintains equipment, supervises work study, practicum and intern students and was the coordinator of the UTSA Strongest Man competition.
Jenkins is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA) and USA Weightlifting. He is recognized by both CSCCA and NSCA as a certified strength & conditioning coach and by USA Weightlifting as a sports performance coach in addition to being certified in adult CPR/AED/First Aid.
He came to UTSA from the University of Montana, where he served as an assistant director of athletic performance for two years. Jenkins directed the lifting programs of women’s basketball, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball, assisted with the department's other sports and supervised the graduate assistant coach and Intern.
In Spring 2004, he was a NSCA grant recipient and worked in the strength & conditioning facility of Brown University and had varying responsibilities with many of the Bears' 37 varsity sports.
Jenkins earned his bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Evansville in 1996. He also holds two master's degrees — exercise science (Western Michigan 1999) and athletics administration (Central Michigan 2005).