Scott Kellar has been hired as the Head Coach for Strength and Conditioning in the Department of Athletics at Bowling Green State University, replacing Mike Ward, who accepted a position as the defensive line coach on the Falcon Football staff.
Kellar received his bachelor's degree from Northern Illinois University with a major in Sociology and a minor in Physical Education. While at NIU, Kellar earned All-America and All-MAC honors as a defensive lineman on the football team and was part of NIU's 1983 squad that won a MAC Championship and the California Bowl.
Kellar was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 1986 National Football League (NFL) draft. After three years with the Colts, he joined the Green Bay Packers and then the Minnesota Vikings, where he retired due to injuries during the 1989 season.
Most recently, he served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as the Head Coach for Men's and Women's Track and Assistant Football Coach at the College of DuPage (COD). As the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, he worked extensively with DuPage's athletes in areas of strength, flexibility, conditioning, speed development, plyometric training, and nutrition counseling. He also led the design, organization, and management of a 3,000 square foot strength and conditioning complex at the college.
COD is the largest community college in the country, with over 34,000 students enrolled. It sponsors 17 sports and is located in Glen Ellyn, IL.
Kellar started at DuPage in 1990 and left for a brief stint in 1992 at Western Kentucky University, where he held a similar position as assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach for the football team. He returned to DuPage after the 1993 season.
Kellar will be responsible for the strength and conditioning of all 22 sports at BGSU and serve as Director of the BGSU Athletic Fitness Center, a 5,800 square foot facility.
"I think that I can bring an enthusiasm and a high level of intensity as an individual that has played and trained players at the collegiate and professional levels," said Keller. "I'm very excited to get started."
Kellar and his wife, Dana (Ippoliti), have a 4-year-old daughter, Jacquelyn.