Cody Roberts joined the University of Iowa Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff in July 2016. Roberts coordinates the strength & conditioning programs for Rowing, Track & Field Throwers and Middle Distance. In addition to his coaching responsibilities, he is an adjunct professor for the Health and Human Physiology Department at the University of Iowa. He came to Iowa from Bradley University where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance since 2010. During his 6 year tenure at Bradley, Roberts oversaw all aspects of administration, training and development for student-athletes across all 15 Missouri Valley Sports.
Roberts earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in 2010 while working as a Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Olympic Sports Performance Staff. Prior to earning his graduate degree he worked as an Intern and Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at Illinois State University.
A native of Bloomington, IL, Roberts was a four year member of the Track and Field team at the University of Kansas, where he was a two time team captain in 2006 & 2007 and All-Big XII Conference and Region discus and hammer thrower.
Roberts is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, USAW Certified Sport Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting, as well as CPR/AED certified.
He resides in Cedar Rapids with his wife, Jessica and their dog Tucker.