Jimmy Hyams reported Tuesday and FootballScoop.com confirmed that Tennessee director of strength and conditioning Dave Lawson will no longer be working with the Vols’ football team. Though, he will continue to be the director of strength and conditioning for UT’s entire athletic department. Associate strength coach Mike Szerszen will be taking over for Lawson handling daily workouts with the football program. This change was reportedly made two weeks ago, but news of it only emerged today.
No reasoning has been given as to why this shift is occurring.
Lawson was previously the associate athletic director and the director of sports performance and football strength and conditioning at the University of Cincinnati. He was hired at Tennessee alongside current football coach Butch Jones.