Chuck Lobe joined Florida Atlantic University as its head strength and conditioning coach in February of 2012 with the responsibility of the strength and conditioning programs for FAU's 18-intercollegiate teams, including more than 500 student athletes.
During the summer of 2014, Lobe was elevated to a Director of Strength and Conditioning and was afforded the opportunity to bring on two full-time staff members in an effort to better service the growing programs. Lobe will focus his attention with football and will continue to oversee the training of each of FAU's 21 teams and the overall strength and conditioning of the department.
Lobe came to FAU from the University of Denver, where he was in his first season as its strength and conditioning coach. He spent the previous three years in the same position for the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning who advanced to the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals. With the Lightning, Lobe designed and implemented year-round performance-based training for the players. He also developed and instructed fitness testing for the Lightning organization as well as for prospects and training camps.
Before Tampa Bay, Lobe served as the head strength and conditioning coach for Minnesota State University from 2004-08, where he managed the strength and conditioning operation for all 23 sport programs. Lobe was part of 18 conference championships and worked with more than 75 All-Americans. He also helped build the foundation which led to Minnesota State's 2009 NCAA women's basketball championship.
Prior to Minnesota State, Lobe spent six years in various strength and conditioning programs with the University of Minnesota athletic program. Lobe began working with Minnesota student-athletes as an intern in 1998 before becoming a graduate assistant in 2002 and full-time assistant in 2003. Lobe helped train eight NCAA championship teams, 19 individual NCAA champion athletes, 12 Big Ten Conference champions and more than 120 All-Americans in a variety of sports at Minnesota.
Lobe hails from North Minneapolis, Minn. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2002 with a B.S. in kinesiology/sport studies. Lobe and his wife, Lynn, have two sons, Evan and Hunter.