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Penn State adds strength and conditioning coaches

Penn State rounded out its strength and conditioning staff on Tuesday when head coach Bill O'Brien announced the addition of Dwight Galt IV, Steven Williams Jr., and Sean Hayes.

Penn State adds strength and conditioning coaches

Penn State rounded out its strength and conditioning staff on Tuesday when head coach Bill O'Brien announced the addition of Dwight Galt IV, Steven Williams Jr., and Sean Hayes.

The new coaches will serve under newly hired director of strength and conditioning for football, Craig Fitzgerald.

Galt has coached alongside Fitzgerald at South Carolina since January 2010. He was a graduate assistant from August to  December of 2010, then an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2011-12. During his playing days, Galt was a defensive end at Maryland from 2005-09.

Williams also comes to the Lions from South Carolina, where he served as a graduate assistant with the strength and conditioning program since January 2011. He worked with the track and soccer teams, as well, and was a graduate assistant with the football team, helping coach defensive backs and special teams. He played his college football as a cornerback at Harvard.

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Hayes, also a Harvard graduate, has served as a graduate assistant of football strength and conditioning at Jacksonville University since July 2010. While at Jacksonville, he was the varsity outside linebackers coach and junior varsity defensive coordinator, in addition to assisting with the strength and conditioning program.

O'Brien is still in the process of choosing his final assistant coach (they have eight official assistants now).  The final coach will serve on the offense.

-- Joe McIntyre

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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