Chad Kraklio is in his second year as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Iowa. Kraklio served as a strength and conditioning intern with the Hawkeye football program during the 2010 summer.
Iowa has participated in the Insight Bowl at the conclusion of the last two seasons, defeating 12th-ranked Missouri in the 2010 Insight Bowl. Iowa has been bowl eligible the past 11 seasons and has participated in 10 bowl games since 2001. The Hawkeyes have ranked in the final top 10 of both major polls four times in the past 10 seasons.
Kraklio served as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University in the spring of 2010, working towards a masters of science degree in kinesiology. At Southern Illinois he designed and implemented programs for baseball and women's tennis, while also assisting with the Saluki football and men's basketball teams.
From 2009-10 Kraklio served as head student strength and conditioning intern at Central College. Chad worked primarily with the Central football team, while also working with all men's and women's athletic teams.
Kraklio is a native of Durant, Iowa. Chad played football for one season at Wisconsin-Platteville before attending Central College, where he lettered in track and field. He graduated from Durant HS in 2007. He participated in football, track and baseball as a prep.
Kraklio earned his bachelor's degree from Central College in 2010, with a major in exercise science-strength and conditioning. He was a member of the Dean's List in 2009 and the fall of 2010.
Chad is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and United States of America Weightlifting (USAW). He is strength and conditioning coach certified (SCCC), a certified strength and conditioning specialist and certified level 1 sport coach.
Kraklio was born Nov. 2, 1988 in Davenport, Iowa. He and his wife, Ashley, live in Iowa City.