Anthony Schlegel meets Urban Meyer in Jacksonville.
Schlegel, a former Ohio state full-back who later worked with Mayer and Buckies as an assistant trainer for strength and conditioning, joins Mayer’s new team in Jacksonville as a coach for Jaguar head strength and conditioning, as confirmed during 97.1 fan morning juice on Monday.
“You have the opportunity to work with someone you believe and trust and understand their culture and what they want in an organization with Coach Mayer,” said Schlegel. “All gas, no brakes, let’s go.”
Schlegel played with Buckeyes from 2003-2005 and went on to play in NFL for two seasons with the New York Jets and the Cincinnati Bengals. He returned to Ohio State in 2011 and worked as an assistant strength and conditioning trainer under Mickey Maruti. Most famously, Schlegel showed he could still intervene during a game against Cincinnati at the Ohio Stadium in 2014, when he slapped the body of a student who ran to the field while playing.
After receiving his MBA from Fisher Business School in 2015, Schlegel chose to leave Ohio Starting his own company, The Difference USA, who designed strength and conditioning equipment for NFL teams, colleges, and high schools. Schlegel was also the co-host of Morning Juice on 97.1 The Fan.
However, the chance to be a NFL head strength and conditioning trainer and work for Mayer was an opportunity he decided he could not miss.
“It’s something you’ve been preparing, praying about, consulting with your wife about it, asking your children about it. You’re trying to show them how to make these kinds of decisions in a godly way. And then he came to the conclusion that this is what you should do.” So you trust you have the tools to get the job done. ”