Josh Storms was named Florida State’s director of strength and conditioning on Dec. 28, 2019.
Storms earned Master Strength and Conditioning Coach distinction, the highest honor given in the strength and conditioning coaches profession, by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) in 2018. Certified through both the CSCCa and National Strength and Conditioning Association, he has been the strength coach for Memphis football since 2016 after working with football for 11 years on the sports performance staff at Arizona State.
Storms has worked with Norvell each of his four seasons as a head coach, playing an integral role in the development and continued rise of Memphis’ football program. In their four years together at Memphis, the Tigers compiled a 38-15 overall record and in 2019 earned the program’s first outright conference championship since 1969. Storms’ strength program helped lay the foundation for Norvell to put together a 14-1 career record in November with 13 straight victories in the final month of the regular season.
Memphis is one of three FBS teams, along with Ohio State and Oklahoma, that have ranked in the top-15 nationally in scoring offense each of the last four years. The Tigers have shined on special teams, with an NCAA-best 11 kickoff return touchdowns from 2016-19, and have wreaked havoc on defense, forcing 100 total turnovers and averaging 6.8 tackles for loss per game.
Storms spent 2005-15 at Arizona State, including his last four years with Norvell as the Sun Devils’ offensive coordinator. Storms helped develop student-athletes who participated in a school-record five straight bowl games covering his final five seasons in Tempe.
In the four seasons Norvell and Storms worked together at ASU, the Sun Devils averaged 38.1 points per game and scored nearly 2,000 points. Over that same four-year span, Arizona State’s 13 interception return touchdowns and 16 defensive touchdowns were the most in the country.
Storms joined the Arizona State staff after two years as an assistant strength coach at UNLV. He spent 2001 as a seasonal assistant strength coach with the Minnesota Vikings.
Storms played tight end at the University of South Dakota and earned his bachelor’s degree in recreation in 2001. He completed his master’s of education in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State in 2006.
Storms and his wife, Darcie, have a son, Colt.
|2020-||Florida State||Director of Strength and Conditioning|
|2016-19||Memphis||Director of Athletic Performance|
|2005-15||Arizona State||Sports Performance Assistant Head Coach|
|2002-04||UNLV||Assistant Strength Coach|
|2001||Minnesota Vikings||Seasonal Assistant Strength Coach|