Scott Kirchmann is in his second year as the Director of Athletic Performance for the University of Montana, overseeing 13 Olympic Sports and assisting with the football strength and conditioning program this year, making a return to the Big Sky Conference.
Kirchmann makes his sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance in five years.
In 2006 he was a finalist for the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year award from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Prior to Montana, Kirchmann was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Belmont University in Nashville, T.N., from 2005-2008. While at Belmont, Kirchmann helped the men's basketball team make three straight appearances matching up with UCLA, Georgetown and Duke in the first rounds. In 2007, both Belmont men's and women's teams made the tournament by winning the Atlantic Sun conference. Last year the Lady Griz won the Big Sky Conference title matching up with Pittsburgh.
Kirchmann, a native of Omaha, began his collegiate strength and conditioning career as an student assistant at University of Nebraska-Kearnery in the early 90s. During the 1998 season Kirchmann worked as a graduate assistant at Idaho State before moving onto the University of Idaho from 1999 to 2001. Kirchmann moved to Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C., where he had a head position from 2001 to 2005. While at Campbell he worked with 19 sports and taught four classes.
Kirchmann is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NCSA) and Certified USA Weightlifting Club Coach (USWF). He and his wife, Gretchen, reside in Missoula with son, Paul, and daughter, Allison.