Roundtable Discussion for Distance & Cross Country
Chris joined Baylor in 2008 and currently serves as Director of Athletics Performance. While at Baylor, he has worked with the Track and Field Program (2008-present), Men's and Women's Golf Programs (2017-present), and the Football Program (2008-2016). Collaborating with other Athletics Performance staff members, he also co-teaches a graduate course in performance training at Baylor.
Prior to Baylor, Ruf served as an Assistant Strength Coach at South Florida (USF). While at USF, Ruf also worked at Rich Lansky's OPTI as a strength coach and assisted with Team Florida Gulf Coast Weightlifting. Prior to USF, Ruf spent eight seasons at Iowa State University as an Assistant Strength Coach with their football program.
Ruf received Bachelor's degrees in health and physical education with an athletic training minor from Luther College where he played football. He received his Master's in exercise science from Iowa State in 2003. Ruf is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, and USA Weightlifting. In the Spring of 2016 Ruf became a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach (MSCC).
Ruf and his wife Megan have two daughters, Madison and Abigail.