Mark Uyeyama Interview
Mark Uyeyama (ooh-ee-YAH-muh) is in his fifth season with the 49ers, and second as head strength and conditioning coach, after having served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2008-10. In 2011, Uyeyama was named Samson Equipment’s NFL Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year by American Football Monthly.
Uyeyama is responsible for overseeing the team’s strength and conditioning program, which includes strength, power development, speed, recovery and regeneration, as well as the nutritional program for the players. He brings an individualized approach to the strength and conditioning position within a team-based context.
Uyeyama served as San Francisco’s assistant strength and conditioning coach from 2008 to 2010 after having served as the head strength and conditioning coach at Utah State University from 2004 to 2007.
Uyeyama graduated from Utah in May of 2000 while working as a student assistant strength coach for two years. He then became a graduate assistant at USU before moving to another graduate assistant position at Arizona State from 2001 to 2003, when he was promoted to a full-time assistant.
Prior to working in the strength and conditioning field, Uyeyama played football at Butte Community College in Oroville, CA and Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD.
He earned a master’s degree in higher and post secondary education from ASU in May of 2003.
Uyeyama is married to his wife, Tara.
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