Mike Linn returned to UCLA in 2007 for his second stint as UCLA's head athletic performance coach. Linn, who has both collegiate and corporate experience, previously served as the Bruin head strength and conditioning coach from 1999-2002. The 1993 UCLA graduate was a two-year starter along the offensive line on the Bruin football team and a member of two Bruin bowl teams.
Linn is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength Coaches Association, as well as a Level One weightlifting coach. A national speaker in his field, he is also a published author in the field of human performance.
Linn rejoined the Bruin program after serving as the Vice President of Performance for Velocity Sports Performance since 2006. While at Velocity Sports Performance, he worked to develop training programs for its 63 franchise locations and over 20,000 athletes nationwide. In addition, Linn supervised the training and professional development for a network of over 700 coaches. Linn was also instrumental in launching several key initiatives with Velocity's national partners Gatorade, Nike and the National Strength and Conditioning Association during his tenure.
From 2005-2006, Linn served as the Director of the Velocity Sports Performance franchise in St. Louis, MO. While at the St. Louis location, he collaborated on the training, injury prevention and rehabilitation of over 500 area athletes. He also directed professional athlete development programs for numerous NFL, MLB, NHL and MLS athletes.
Linn's collegiate experience includes a stint from 2002-2005 as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at St. Louis University. At SLU, he was responsible for all aspects of athletic performance for the over 350 student-athletes at the university that participated in 16 Division I sports.
Linn previously served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at UCLA from 1999-2002. While managing all areas of the strength and conditioning department for over 700 student-athletes, Linn designed and administered weight training, conditioning, agility, plyometric and speed development programs for football and basketball.
Prior to becoming the head of the UCLA program in 1999, he worked with the Olympic sports teams as an assistant strength and conditioning coach from 1992-99. Five of his Bruin teams captured national championships during his tenure as an assistant (men's volleyball, men's water polo (2), men's soccer and women's softball). In addition, the women's basketball team won its first Pac-10 Championship and advanced to the Elite Eight.
Linn came to UCLA as a freshman recruit in 1987 after starring as an offensive lineman and track and field performer at Esperanza High School in Orange County, CA. He was named the No. 17 prep lineman in the country by one publication and earned Tacoma News Tribune and Long Beach Press Telegram Best in the West team honors. Linn was also a school record-holder and All-CIF performer in the discus. The 1993 UCLA graduate was a member of two bowl teams and a starter in two seasons. The Bruins averaged 164 yards on the ground during Linn's starts at right guard, including one of UCLA's all-time best efforts of 358 yards versus Arizona in 1991.
He also was a starter for UCLA's stunning upset at No. 2-ranked Washington in the 1990 season. One of the top Bruins in the weight room as a player, Linn set a team-high in the three main lifts -- squat, bench, and clean -- of 1,366 pounds during his junior season. Following the conclusion of his playing days, he served as a undergraduate assistant coach during the 1992 season at UCLA.
Linn graduated from UCLA in 1993. He is married to the former Karen Nelson, a UCLA gymnast who was a two-time All-American on vault and the 1994 Pac-10 Vault champion. They have two children, Kylie and Ryker.
Bobby Andrade joined the UCLA staff as Assistant Athletic Performance Coach in January of 2013. Since then he has won a national championship with baseball in June of 2013, the program’s first national title in school history. He was also part of the 2014 women’s tennis national championship team which marked the second in the school’s program. Andrade works directly with the men’s and women’s tennis teams and baseball.
A native of Bell Gardens, Calif., Andrade is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Saint Olaf College in 2007. He also played four years at running back for the Saint Olaf football team.
Joseph Geletko joined the UCLA athletic performance staff in the Summer of 2014. He is responsible for the implementation of athletic performance programs for the UCLA women’s soccer, track and field, and sand volleyball squads. A native of Twentynine Palms, CA, and a Marine Corps dependent, Geletko was a three year starter at goalkeeper for the Azusa Pacific University soccer team. He graduated from Azusa Pacific University in December 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Exercise Science. After graduation he remained at Azusa Pacific University, this time as a strength and conditioning coach for the men’s and women’s soccer programs. From June to December 2013, he interned with the UCLA athletic performance department under Coach Mike Linn. Shortly after, he was hired as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Pepperdine University and worked with the track, cross country, and swim/dive squads. In June of 2014, he was re-hired at UCLA Athletic Performance as an assistant athletic performance coach. Coach Geletko is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach and USAW Level 1 Coach. He is also responsible for performance metrics and GPS tracking for the UCLA women’s soccer team.
Molly Gosnell joined the UCLA Athletic Performance staff in September 2014 as an assistant athletic performance coach. She works directly with the rowing, swimming & diving, and women's volleyball teams. A native of Sunnyvale, CA, she graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver, BC, Canada) in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Kinesiology in Kinesiology and Health Science. She played four years at third base for the University of British Columbia softball team. Gosnell completed various internships at Twist Conditioning (North Vancouver, BC), the University of British Columbia, and UCLA. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She is also a USAW Level 1 Coach and Functional Movement Systems Level 1 certified.
Thomas Gentile joined the UCLA staff as an assistant athletic performance coach in January of 2015, working directly with the track distance team and baseball team. Prior to UCLA, Coach Gentile completed various internships at the University of Cincinnati, 4.40 Performance (Akron, OH), and most recently at UCLA. A native of Westerville, OH, Gentile was a four year letter winner for the University of Cincinnati baseball team. Gentile graduated in April of 2013 with a Bachelor's of Science in Health Education - Exercise & Fitness. He was then drafted in the 3rd round of the Frontier League Independent Professional Baseball Draft by the Florence Freedom in 2014.
Wes Long returned to UCLA in 2013 to serve as the men's basketball program's strength and conditioning coach. Long served as the strength and conditioning coach for the UCLA men's and women's basketball teams for four seasons (2007-11) and was the Director of Player Development/Strength and Conditioning at the University of Wyoming from 2011-13.
During his first four seasons at UCLA, the Bruin men's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times. In his first season with the program (2007-08), UCLA earned its third consecutive NCAA Final Four appearance after having won the Pac-10 Conference regular-season and tournament titles.
Prior to his first stint at UCLA, Long spent four seasons at his alma mater, the University of Texas. During the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, Long served as the men's basketball assistant video coordinator. Prior to that, he worked as a graduate assistant for the strength and conditioning program from 2004-07.
Long is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Texas. He received his bachelor's degree in advertising in 2003 and his master's degree in kinesiology in 2005.
Long and his wife, Kristin, have two children - one son, Chasen, and one daughter, Brinley.
Eric is responsible for the assessment, design and implementation of all aspects of the men’s soccer, men and women’s golf, and men and women’s water polo teams athletic performance programs. He designs and implements all aspects of performance enhancement programming from in-season and off-season sport specific preparation, movement skills, plyometric, speed, agility, conditioning, and injury prevention.
Before arriving at UCLA, Eric held a dual Graduate Associate position in Strength and Conditioning and Applied Nutrition at Springfield College. As a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach he worked primarily with men’s lacrosse and soccer teams. He has completed various internships such as Cal Poly SLO, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning (Boston, MA) and most recently with the San Jose Sharks Hockey Club.
Eric earned his bachelor’s of science from California Polytechnic State University with a concentration in Kinesiology in 2011, graduating magna cum laude. He obtained a Master’s of Science in Strength and Conditioning from Springfield College in 2013.
Eric has his NSCA certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is Functional Movement Systems levels 1 and 2 certified and also holds certifications with United States of America Weightlifting and Precision Nutrition.
David Wood was named Assistant Athletic Performance Coach at UCLA in September 2012. Wood is the UCLA's women’s basketball athletic performance coach and also previously worked with the men's and women's golf teams.
Wood is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, in addition to holding a Level 1 Certification through the Titleist Performance Institute. He earned an undergraduate degree in kinesiology at Cal Poly in 2005 and added a Master's of Art, Education degree from the University of Alabama, Birmingham in 2009. Prior to joining the UCLA staff, Wood spent three and a half years as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cal Poly, where he was in charge of 20 Division I intercollegiate teams. Wood previously worked at the University of Alabama, Birmingham as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant while completing his Master’s. While at UAB, his primary responsibilities were overseeing the strength and conditioning program for the men’s and women’s tennis teams. He also worked with the development and implementation of programs for football, softball, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball. Wood also helped publish his thesis, “Potentiation of Concentric Force and Acceleration only during the Stretch-Shortening Cycle” with UAB professors in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research in 2012.
Wood, a Southern California native, spent a year with Velocity Sports Performance, training professional and collegiate athletes with a direct focus on baseball, soccer, football, volleyball and basketball. Wood also spent time as a volunteer intern at various universities, including UCLA and Cal Poly.