Joey Carnes is in his first season at Florida State as the Seminoles’ assistant football strength coach. He brings experience from Oregon, South Florida and Western Kentucky to Tallahassee and is in his fifth season with head strength coach Irele Oderinde.
Carnes spent the 2017 season as an assistant football strength and conditioning coach at Oregon following three seasons in the same position at South Florida. In addition to assisting with football, his duties at South Florida included overseeing all strength and conditioning aspects of the Bulls’ baseball program.
Carnes began his career in 2007 as a volunteer assistant at Western Kentucky. He was promoted to full-time assistant director in 2008 and spent the next seven seasons working with the Hilltoppers. During that time, Carnes oversaw the strength and conditioning program for women’s basketball, women’s soccer, softball and baseball while assisting with football.
Carnes earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Kentucky. He graduated with a bachelor’s in physical education in 2007 and completed his master’s studies in exercise science in 2009.
Carnes is married to the former Lindsay Antone.