Baseball: Clemson strength coach takes job with Denver Broncos

Clemson strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports Dennis Love (Clemson sports information)

CLEMSON – Dennis Love, who served as Clemson’s director of Olympic sports strength and conditioning the past five years, has accepted a position as an assistant strength coach for the Denver Broncos, the Post and Courier has learned.

Love primarily worked with the Tigers’ baseball team, which in Love’s first year on staff made the semifinals of the 2010 College World Series.

Last summer, Clemson aces Daniel Gossett and Matthew Crownover were especially complimentary of Love’s impact in the weight room. Right fielder Steven Duggar, who ranked among Clemson’s leaders in extra-base hits, runs produced and stolen bases last year, thought the Tigers made strides there this past offseason.

“I think one of the more immediate changes we had was in the weight room,” Duggar said Friday. “You saw a lot of guys putting on weight, and I think that’s going to add some distance off the bats.”

Love also was working directly with Clemson volleyball and men’s soccer.

Before his Clemson tenure, Love completed an internship at the Athletes Performance Institute in Tempe, Ariz., whose former director is Luke Richesson, the Broncos’ current head strength and conditioning coach.