Joseph Staub achieved success as a complete athlete while competing in the decathlon and heptathlon - track and field's grueling multi-event stage that relies equally on strength, speed and athleticism. He's now applying those same techniques in multiple sports as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with Kansas Athletics, working specifically with the men's and women's track and field and cross country programs and the men's and women's golf teams.
Staub came to KU in October of 2011, after earning a bachelor's degree in exercise science and master's degree in kinesiology from the University of Connecticut. Staub served as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Huskies for two years, after previously competing as a multi-event competitor for the UConn track and field team from 2005-09. Staub capped his career with a fourth place finish in the decathlon at the 2009 Big East Championship.
The Stoneham, Mass., native is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). When he's not helping Kansas student-athletes reach their peak performance, Staub enjoys reading, outdoor activities and training.