Drew Kramer joined the
Western Illinois Athletics Department in June 2011 as the Director of Strength
and Conditioning. Kramer oversees all 20 Leatherneck NCAA Division I sports
Prior to joining the
Leathernecks, Kramer worked at Purdue University for five years as the
assistant strength and conditioning coach. He worked directly with the
softball, women's soccer, football and volleyball programs. He served as the
interim head football strength coach during the 2010 season.
He designed, implemented
and supervised the year-round strength, speed development and conditioning
programs for his programs in addition to the daily operations and maintenance
of the facility. Kramer also supervised student interns and graduate assistant
In addition to his
experience with the Boilermakers, Kramer owns two years of experience as the
head strength coach during his tenure at the University of West Georgia. He
developed and implemented strength, speed, conditioning, and nutrition programs
for all 12 Wolves sports programs.
Kramer worked two years as
a graduate assistant at Auburn, supervising the men's golf, men and women's
diving and men's basketball post players. He designed and implemented
year-round programs for those programs directly, and assisted with 12 other
teams during his time with the Tigers.
Throughout his career,
Kramer has worked with several different teams that advanced to postseason
play. As a Boilermaker, Kramer was part of the: 2006 Champs Bowl Football team,
2007 Motor City Bowl, four NCAA Tournaments by Volleyball including a 2010
Elite Eight appearance, three NCAA College Cup appearances by Women's Soccer
and two Softball trips to the NCAA Regionals. The West Georgia men's basketball
team advanced to the 2005 NCAA Tournament. While at Auburn, Kramer worked with
SEC championship teams in: men's golf, women's swimming and diving, men's
swimming and diving, and women's soccer.
Kramer played football
collegiately at Chattanooga, lettering two years as an offensive lineman. He
received his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, then earned a master's
degree in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics from Auburn.
In 2007 he received his
certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches
Association. Kramer also is certified with the National Strength and
Conditioning Association and USA Weightlifting Association.
Drew and his wife Meagan
have two children, Vivian and Hoyt.