Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
Brett Chambers enters his 10th year as the strength and conditioning coordinator for all Augustana sports in 2015. Prior to his current role, Chambers spent three years as the football team’s strength and conditioning coach.
Since Chambers took over as strength and conditioning coordinator, Augustana has won 38 conference championships and has made 89 NCAA Postseason Appearances while 125 student-athletes have earned All-America status. Nineteen student-athletes who trained under Chambers and his staff have gone on to play professionally following their careers at Augustana.
Chambers came to Augustana following a five-year stint at the University of South Dakota, where he worked from 1999-2003. During his first four years with the Coyotes, Chambers was the defensive line coach and was the athletic department’s strength and conditioning coordinator. In 2003, he was promoted to defensive coordinator and coached linebackers. During his five years at USD, Chambers was the strength and conditioning mentor to eight players who went on to play in the National Football League.
Chambers spent the 1998 season as a graduate assistant at the University of Iowa. As a member of the Hawkeyes’ staff he worked with defensive ends. He began his coaching career in 1997 as the defensive line coach at Iowa Wesleyan College.
Chambers, a native of Treynor, Iowa, was a three-year letter winner and started 14 games at outside linebacker for Iowa from 1992 to 1996. During his career, the Hawkeyes won the 1995 Sun Bowl and the 1996 Alamo Bowl.
Chambers graduated with a bachelor’s degree in health management from Iowa in 1996.
He completed a master’s degree in exercise science at USD in 2000.
Chambers resides in Sioux Falls with his wife Amber and their sons, Creighton, and Boden.
Bob Hall serves as the football equipment manager for Augustana, though his contributions to the Viking family reach far behind those duties.
Hall and his wife Kari have supported the program in many other ways. In the fall of 2007, the Halls donated $6.1 million for the construction of the new on-campus football stadium. The facility was named Kirkeby-Over Stadium in honor of Kari’s parents.
In recent years, the Halls purchased a trailer to transport equipment for road games, new uniforms and weight training equipment for the team.
In April 2006, the Halls donated $1 million for a new football locker room and training facility. The facility is part of the Hall Football Complex and Sanford Gymnasium. The complex is named in honor of Bob and Kari Hall and Bob's father and mother, the late Bill and Irene Hall.
For their generous support of Viking football, the Halls received the 2004 Milt and Clara Harvey Award, which is presented annually to an individual in recognition of their financial support of athletics at Augustana.