Zach Walrod served as a student assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2009-2011 at Illinois State before he assumed the role as a graduate assistant.
Walrod completed his bachelor's degree in Health and Physical Education at Luther College in May of 2009. While at Luther College, Walrod was a member of the wrestling team, competing at 157 pounds for the Norse. During his tenure at Luther, he was a student-assistant strength and conditioning coach, assisting with all sports.
A native of Nevada, Mo., Walrod completed an internship in the summer 2008 with the Redbirds. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in sport psychology. Walrod is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and he is certified through USA Weightlifting as a Sports Performance Coach.