Kentaro Tamura is in his third season as a Coordinator of Strength and Conditioning with the Michigan football program.
Tamura was hired as a full-time assistant strength coach at West Virginia in 2007, working with the Mountaineers' football, men's soccer and rifle teams. He also served as an intern in 2004 and was a graduate assistant for two years (2005-06).
A native of Kanagawa, Japan, Tamura received his bachelor's degree from Nihon University in economics and earned his master's in exercise physiology from West Virginia. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and holds CPR and AED certifications.
He has previous experience as a researcher and intern strength coach at Tokai University Research Institute of Sports Medical Science in Japan.
Tamura and his wife, Hiroko, have a daughter, Yuna, and a son, Kazushi.