Upon his arrival on Illinois State's campus in November 2003, Rohrk Cutchlow assisted in the design of the Owen Strength and Conditioning Center in Redbird Arena. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility, coupled with Cutchlow's commitment, skill and experience, have Redbird student-athletes performing at the highest possible level.
In 2006, Cutchlow was one of five finalists for the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) College Strength Coach of the Year Award.
Prior to Illinois State, Cutchlow was the head strength and conditioning coach for Olympic sports at Iowa State, where he was in charge of 16 Olympic sports, including men's basketball. While at Iowa State, Cutchlow earned a master's degree in education in 2001. He also worked with professional baseball players for the Iowa Cubs for two seasons.
A native of Littleport, Iowa, Cutchlow has National Strength and Conditioning Association certification. He also has club coach certification through USA weightlifting and is a member of the Black Coaches Association. A 1999 graduate of the University of Memphis, he was a three-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Tiger baseball team.
Cutchlow resides with Cecilia Olivares and their daughter, Memphis (7), and son, Grayson (3), in Normal, Ill.