James Dobson is in his ninth year as assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Iowa.
As a member of the strength and conditioning staff at Iowa, Dobson has seen the Hawkeyes appear in six straight bowl games while winning 51 games over the past six seasons. Iowa's current streak of bowl appearances began with a 19-16 win over Texas Tech in the 2001 Alamo Bowl.
The Hawkeyes have won 44 games over the past five years, competing in the 2003 Orange Bowl, defeating Florida 37-17 in the 2004 Outback Bowl, defeating LSU 30-25 in the 2005 Capital One Bowl and earning a return trip to the 2006 Outback Bowl and 2006 Alamo Bowl. Iowa has won 27 Big Ten games in the past four seasons, sharing the league title in both 2002 and 2004.
Dobson joined the Iowa football program after serving as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Southern Methodist University for two years. At SMU Dobson worked with the Mustang football, volleyball and basketball teams.
Dobson attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked as a student assistant with the Badger football team for three seasons as an undergraduate. James earned his B.S. degree in kinesiology from Wisconsin in 1996. He earned his masters of science and administration degree from Central Michigan University in 2004.
Dobson is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
James attended Mt. Horeb (WI) High School, where he competed in football and baseball.
Dobson was born November 8, 1973 in Mt. Horeb, WI. James and his wife, Rebecca, have a son, Colton, and a daughter, Elise.