Charles Stephenson joins the Utah men's basketball staff as the first basketball-specific strength coach in the program's history. Stephenson brings nearly 25 years of experience as a strength coach at the collegiate level. Most recently, he was the strength coach for men's basketball at North Carolina State from 1996-2011 and previously held the same position at Auburn from 1994-96. Prior to Auburn, he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Virginia from 1987-94.
Stephenson earned his master's degree in exercise physiology from UVA in 1989 and did his undergraduate work at the College of William & Mary, graduating with a bachelor's degree in physical education. Stephenson and his wife, Diane, have four children, Tyler, Shea, Quinn and Carsyn.