Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Per BATON ROUGE – Three of the nation’s top strength and conditioning coaches – all with backgrounds in Power Five football – have joined Jake Flint’s athletic development staff at LSU.

New additions to the athletic development staff for the LSU Football program include Kyle Seger, Shawn Facione, and Zaviar Gooden. Seger will serve as associate development coach, while Facione and Gooden will be assistant development coaches.

“We have assembled the best high performance staff in the country,” Flint said. “This group will work diligently to provide optimal training that puts equal value in both hard work and scientific based principles.

“This group of coaches will bring great energy, expertise and innovation to our athletic development program. They will demand excellence in all that we do as we help grow our student-athletes in the wholistic approach to development that this staff will provide.”

Seger comes to LSU after spending the 2021 season working with Flint at Notre Dame where they were part of a staff that helped the Irish to an 11-1 record and a berth in the Fiesta Bowl.

Prior to Notre Dame, Seger served as player development coach at Georgia Tech in 2019-20. He spent the 2017-18 seasons at Temple as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant.

A native of Huntingburg, Ind., Seger played defensive end for Ball State from 2012-16. He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Ball State (2016) and a master’s of education degree from Temple (2019).

Facione most recently spent a year at the University of Florida after serving as assistant strength and conditioning coach at Florida Atlantic. A former collegiate linebacker, Facione has also been part of strength staffs at Tennessee-Martin, Ole Miss and Cincinnati.

Facione graduated from Capital University in 2017 with a degree in exercise science.

Gooden, who spent five years in the NFL as a linebacker, most recently worked at Southern Cal as assistant strength coach. Prior to that, he was the head sports and fitness trainer at CRA-Z Sports Training, a company he founded in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He served as a speed and performance coach at D1 Sports Training in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2018-19. He also volunteered as assistant strength coach at SMU during the summer of 2018.

Gooden played linebacker in the NFL for 5 years (2013-17). Following his college career at Missouri, he was selected in third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.

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rwredding30 months
How is Auburn able to hire an OC that currently works for Seattle and LSU isn't able to hire a DC yet because he works for Kansas City?
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slicc333330 months
wholistic ---What does this mean? I hope it means whoop-BAMA-AZZ-n-SEC-N-CFP
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CanebreakCajun30 months
Go look at the bodies of Notre Dame’s offensive linemen, now look at ours. That’s what it means. Bigger and stronger.
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Geaux Guy30 months
It’s tough but Os lack of leadership over the past couple years trickled down. Cleaning house.
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YeauxTigers30 months
Time to move on and LSU is moving on to bigger and better things!!
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LSU FSU Grad30 months
So what's the higher position - the associate or the assistant development coach?
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Barbellthor30 months
The assistant to the associate to the position coach.
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Jabontik30 months
Like it
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how33330 months
So it takes four people to fill Moffit's shoes??
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GoneFishing2130 months
Moffitt had assistants also
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Tigers4Lyfe30 months
No, it strengthens on what Moffit was already doing. See what I did there?
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BlackPot30 months
You mad we trying to get our players ready?
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