Lanier Coleman is in his first season at Florida State in 2020, serving as the Seminoles’ senior associate director of football strength and conditioning.
He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, USAW certified and has earned the pn1 Precision Nutritionist certification. He is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
Coleman arrived in Tallahassee after five seasons at Ole Miss as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for football. His duties also included being the liaison to sports nutrition and the intern development coordinator. In his first season the Rebels won 10 games, including a Sugar Bowl victory, and finished the year ranked No. 10 in the country.
Coleman was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Cal in 2012 and 2013, working primarily with softball and women’s gymnastics while assisting with football. During the first half of 2011 he was a paid intern at his alma mater, Louisiana-Lafayette, before accepting an assistant strength and conditioning coach position at Rice. While with the Owls, he worked with football, baseball, golf, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s track and women’s swimming.
He began his coaching career as the offensive and defensive line coach at Ascension Episcopal High School in Youngsville, Louisiana, for the 2010 season.
Coleman played four years at Louisiana-Lafayette, starting on the offensive line before switching to defensive line and becoming a defensive captain his senior year. He was invited to the Minnesota Vikings rookie mini-camp and played two seasons in the Southern Indoor Football League. He then had NFL opportunities as an offensive guard with the Green Bay Packers in 2013 and as a defensive tackle with the New York Jets in 2013 and the Tennessee Titans in 2014.
Coleman earned his bachelor’s degree in general studies with a concentration in behavioral science from Louisiana-Lafayette in 2008.