University of Iowa Athletics
Nutrition & Performance Analytics

John Engelbrecht


John Engelbrecht is in his first year with the University of Iowa football program, serving as nutrition and performance analytics. Engelbrecht previously served as a strength and conditioning intern within the football program from August-December, 2019 and worked as strength and conditioning assistant with the Iowa wrestling program in 2019.

Engelbrecht served as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Virginia Tech in 2020, working with Olympic sports. At Virginia Tech he worked with 13 sports, including baseball, men’s and women’s golf, lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, swimming and diving, men’s and women’s tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.

His duties also included the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for men’s spirit teams, and the organization and maintaining of the Olympic sports weight room.

Engelbrecht previously served as a weight room supervisor at Cornell College, where he developed a program for the women’s soccer team. His experience also includes serving as volunteer strength and speed coach at Mt. Vernon, Iowa, High School.

Engelbrecht is a certified strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength & Conditioning Association and is CPR/AED certified by the American Red Cross.

Engelbrecht earned his bachelor’s degree from Cornell College in 2020 and is on track to earn his master’s degree from Concordia University of Chicago in May, 2022. Engelbrecht was a four-year member of the wrestling squad as an undergraduate at Cornell College.

Engelbrecht was born Oct. 13, 1997, and is a native of Mount Vernon, Iowa. He is single.